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12th Jun '17 8:38:26 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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A common twist/[[SubvertedTrope subversion]] on the Emotionless Girl is the Emotionally [[BeneathTheMask Repressed]] Girl. This girl feels the emotions but doesn't express them openly or vividly, most likely because of a DarkAndTroubledPast. They may suffer from BadDreams and/or find it difficult to [[DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks express gratitude]]. These girls can draw the viewers into the scene by forcing one to pick up on her subtle cues - so that when the seemingly Emotionless Girl [[WhenSheSmiles finally does smile]], there's a tremendous amount of satisfaction. In such cases the return of emotions symbolizes a return to humanity, and a healing of whatever [[BrokenBird trauma]] they had been carrying. Will often be the subject of MustMakeHerLaugh and/or WhenSheSmiles. They are the type of character that lends themselves to DidYouThinkICantFeel moments.

However, if they turn out to be the CreepyChild as well instead, you should probably consider [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running away really quickly]].

Will often also be TheQuietOne. Compare with TheStoic. Not necessarily a fan of pure logic and reason like TheSpock or as wise and profound as TheSilentBob: she just stands out for lacking emotional reactions. The TinMan will [[DramaticIrony angst about being one]]. Contrast SugarAndIcePersonality, who may initially appear emotionless but in fact has a cute inner side. The StepfordSmiler may be this BeneathTheMask. Polar opposite of the HystericalWoman and the GenkiGirl.

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A common twist/[[SubvertedTrope subversion]] on the Emotionless Girl is the Emotionally [[BeneathTheMask Repressed]] Girl. This girl feels the emotions but doesn't express them openly or vividly, most likely because of a DarkAndTroubledPast. They may suffer from BadDreams and/or find it difficult to [[DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks express gratitude]]. These girls can draw the viewers into the scene by forcing one to pick up on her subtle cues - so that when the seemingly Emotionless Girl [[WhenSheSmiles finally does smile]], there's a tremendous amount of satisfaction. In such cases the return of emotions symbolizes a return to humanity, and a healing of whatever [[BrokenBird trauma]] they had been carrying. Will often be the subject of MustMakeHerLaugh and/or WhenSheSmiles.whatever. They are the type of character that lends themselves to DidYouThinkICantFeel moments.

However, if they turn out to be the CreepyChild as well instead, you should probably maybe consider [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running away really quickly]].

Will often also be TheQuietOne. Compare with TheStoic. Not necessarily a fan of pure logic and reason like TheSpock or as wise and profound as TheSilentBob: she just stands out for lacking emotional reactions. The TinMan will [[DramaticIrony angst about being one]]. Contrast SugarAndIcePersonality, who may initially appear emotionless but in fact has a cute inner side. The StepfordSmiler may be this BeneathTheMask. Polar opposite of the HystericalWoman and the GenkiGirl.
12th Jun '17 8:34:32 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Will often also be TheQuietOne. Compare with TheStoic. Not necessarily a fan of pure logic and reason like TheSpock or as wise and profound as TheSilentBob: she just stands out for lacking emotional reactions. The TinMan will [[DramaticIrony emotionally angst about being one]]. Contrast SugarAndIcePersonality, who may initially appear emotionless but in fact has a cute inner side. Polar opposite of the HystericalWoman and the GenkiGirl.

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Will often also be TheQuietOne. Compare with TheStoic. Not necessarily a fan of pure logic and reason like TheSpock or as wise and profound as TheSilentBob: she just stands out for lacking emotional reactions. The TinMan will [[DramaticIrony emotionally angst about being one]]. Contrast SugarAndIcePersonality, who may initially appear emotionless but in fact has a cute inner side. The StepfordSmiler may be this BeneathTheMask. Polar opposite of the HystericalWoman and the GenkiGirl.
12th Jun '17 6:48:29 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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** The AlternateUniverse spinoff ''TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan'' averts this trope in [[AdaptationalPersonalityChange its characterization of Yuki]]. Yuki in this world is a ShrinkingViolet who is fully expressive of her feelings, such as her crush on Kyon. This is the AU that [[spoiler:Yuki created in ''The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya'' by hijacking Haruhi's [[TheOmnipotent powers]], where she [[RetCon RetConned]] the supernatural out of existence and remade herself along with the others as [[HumanityEnsues normal people]], removing the emotional limitations of being a Data Interface]].

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** The AlternateUniverse spinoff ''TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan'' averts this trope in [[AdaptationalPersonalityChange its characterization of Yuki]]. Yuki in this world is a ShrinkingViolet who is fully expressive of her feelings, such as her crush on Kyon. This is the AU that [[spoiler:Yuki created in ''The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya'' by hijacking Haruhi's [[TheOmnipotent powers]], where she [[RetCon RetConned]] the supernatural out of existence and remade herself along with the others as [[HumanityEnsues [[BecomeARealBoy normal people]], removing the emotional limitations of being a Data Interface]].
12th Jun '17 6:36:13 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* Yuki Nagato, from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', is also the TheSpock, TheStoic and the BadassBookworm. [[spoiler:The tenth novel reveals that she's surprisingly bitter about being designed to be so unemotive and that the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens IDTE]] ''could'' have made her more expressive like they did to [[UncannyValleyGirl Asakura]], but didn't. It's implied she was created without the capability to express emotions, in the same sense a computer may be designed to not have a graphical display.]] This largely confirms the point below, which prior to this were based mostly on [[UnreliableNarrator Kyon's]] interpretations.

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* Yuki Nagato, from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', is also the TheSpock, TheStoic and the BadassBookworm. [[spoiler:The The tenth novel reveals that she's [[spoiler:she's surprisingly bitter about being designed to be so unemotive and that the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens IDTE]] ''could'' have made her more expressive like they did to [[UncannyValleyGirl Asakura]], but didn't. It's implied she was created without the capability to express emotions, in the same sense a computer may be designed to not have a graphical display.]] This largely confirms the point below, which prior to this were based mostly on [[UnreliableNarrator Kyon's]] interpretations.



** The AlternateUniverse spinoff ''TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan'' averts this trope in [[AdaptationalPersonalityChange its characterization of Yuki]]. Yuki in this world is a ShrinkingViolet who fully expresses her feelings, such as her crush on Kyon. This is the AU that [[spoiler:Yuki created after she hijacked Haruhi's [[TheOmnipotent powers]] in ''The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya'', where she [[RetCon RetConned]] the supernatural out of existence and remade herself as a normal girl without the emotional limitations of being a Data Interface]].
** Kuyou Suou, [[spoiler:an interface of another alien entity]], is [[HumanoidAbomination even more alien]] than the other Humanoid Interfaces, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle communica__ting__in__mono__tone...broken__speech__]] and generally remaining expressionless, though sometimes also having sudden creepy bursts of emotion. Her behavior is of one who simply doesn't even know how to act like a living thing, And she is [[UncannyValley so weird]] that {{Muggles}} who haven't been made to acknowledge her [[WeirdnessCensor ignore her existence]].

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** The AlternateUniverse spinoff ''TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan'' averts this trope in [[AdaptationalPersonalityChange its characterization of Yuki]]. Yuki in this world is a ShrinkingViolet who is fully expresses expressive of her feelings, such as her crush on Kyon. This is the AU that [[spoiler:Yuki created after she hijacked Haruhi's [[TheOmnipotent powers]] in ''The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya'', Suzumiya'' by hijacking Haruhi's [[TheOmnipotent powers]], where she [[RetCon RetConned]] the supernatural out of existence and remade herself along with the others as a [[HumanityEnsues normal girl without people]], removing the emotional limitations of being a Data Interface]].
** Kuyou Suou, [[spoiler:an interface of another alien entity]], is [[HumanoidAbomination even more alien]] than the other Humanoid Interfaces, [[SelfDemonstratingArticle communica__ting__in__mono__tone...broken__speech__]] and generally remaining expressionless, though sometimes also having sudden creepy bursts of emotion. Her behavior is of one who simply doesn't even know how to act like a living thing, And and she is [[UncannyValley so weird]] that {{Muggles}} who haven't been made to acknowledge her [[WeirdnessCensor ignore her existence]].
12th Jun '17 6:26:40 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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** The AlternateUniverse spinoff ''TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan'' averts this trope in [[AdaptationalPersonalityChange its characterization of Yuki]]. Yuki in this world is a ShrinkingViolet who fully expresses her feelings, such as her crush on Kyon. This is the AU that [[spoiler:Yuki created after she hijacked Haruhi's [[TheOmnipotent powers]] in ''The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya'', where she [[RetCon RetConned]] the supernatural out of existence and remade herself as a normal girl without the emotional limitations of being a Data Interface]].
10th Jun '17 6:36:53 PM MasterN
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The rare Emotionless Girl that can handle social interaction is usually depicted as a cool manipulator who, while unable to empathize in a normal manner, has learned through experience that most humans have emotions, and these emotions can be triggered by certain actions. She mimics social conventions by heavyhandedly triggering the desired emotions and behavior in others. [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} People]] who do not react in the expected manner can really confuse her.

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The rare Emotionless Girl that can handle social interaction is usually depicted as a [[ManipulativeBastard cool manipulator manipulator]] who, while [[LackOfEmpathy unable to empathize in a normal manner, manner,]] has learned through experience that most humans have emotions, and these emotions can be triggered by certain actions. [[TheSociopath She mimics social conventions by heavyhandedly triggering the desired emotions and behavior in others. others.]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} People]] who do not react in the expected manner can really confuse her.



An common twist on the Emotionless Girl is the Emotionally [[BeneathTheMask Repressed]] Girl. This girl feels the emotions but doesn't express them openly or vividly, most likely because of a DarkAndTroubledPast. They may suffer from BadDreams and/or find it difficult to [[DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks express gratitude]]. These girls can draw the viewers into the scene by forcing one to pick up on her subtle cues - so that when the seemingly Emotionless Girl [[WhenSheSmiles finally does smile]], there's a tremendous amount of satisfaction. In such cases the return of emotions symbolizes a return to humanity, and a healing of whatever [[BrokenBird trauma]] they had been carrying. Will often be the subject of MustMakeHerLaugh and/or WhenSheSmiles. They are the type of character that lends themselves to DidYouThinkICantFeel moments.

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An A common twist twist/[[SubvertedTrope subversion]] on the Emotionless Girl is the Emotionally [[BeneathTheMask Repressed]] Girl. This girl feels the emotions but doesn't express them openly or vividly, most likely because of a DarkAndTroubledPast. They may suffer from BadDreams and/or find it difficult to [[DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks express gratitude]]. These girls can draw the viewers into the scene by forcing one to pick up on her subtle cues - so that when the seemingly Emotionless Girl [[WhenSheSmiles finally does smile]], there's a tremendous amount of satisfaction. In such cases the return of emotions symbolizes a return to humanity, and a healing of whatever [[BrokenBird trauma]] they had been carrying. Will often be the subject of MustMakeHerLaugh and/or WhenSheSmiles. They are the type of character that lends themselves to DidYouThinkICantFeel moments.
10th Jun '17 11:43:29 AM Berrenta
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6th Jun '17 10:27:44 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Will often also be TheQuietOne. Compare with TheStoic. Not necessarily a fan of pure logic and reason like TheSpock or as wise and profound as TheSilentBob: she just stands out for lacking emotional reactions. The TinMan will emotionally angst about being one, [[DramaticIrony and obviously isn't]]. Contrast SugarAndIcePersonality, who may initially appear emotionless but in fact has a cute inner side. Polar opposite of the HystericalWoman and the GenkiGirl.

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Will often also be TheQuietOne. Compare with TheStoic. Not necessarily a fan of pure logic and reason like TheSpock or as wise and profound as TheSilentBob: she just stands out for lacking emotional reactions. The TinMan will [[DramaticIrony emotionally angst about being one, [[DramaticIrony and obviously isn't]].one]]. Contrast SugarAndIcePersonality, who may initially appear emotionless but in fact has a cute inner side. Polar opposite of the HystericalWoman and the GenkiGirl.
6th Jun '17 10:19:07 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Will often also be TheQuietOne. Not necessarily a fan of pure logic and reason like TheSpock, as strong and badass as TheStoic, or as wise and profound as TheSilentBob: she just stands out for lacking emotional reactions. The TinMan will emotionally angst about being one, and obviously isn't. Contrast SugarAndIcePersonality, who may initially appear emotionless but in fact has a cute inner side. Polar opposite of the HystericalWoman and the GenkiGirl.

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Will often also be TheQuietOne. Compare with TheStoic. Not necessarily a fan of pure logic and reason like TheSpock, as strong and badass as TheStoic, TheSpock or as wise and profound as TheSilentBob: she just stands out for lacking emotional reactions. The TinMan will emotionally angst about being one, [[DramaticIrony and obviously isn't.isn't]]. Contrast SugarAndIcePersonality, who may initially appear emotionless but in fact has a cute inner side. Polar opposite of the HystericalWoman and the GenkiGirl.
6th Jun '17 10:15:11 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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Not necessarily a fan of pure logic and reason like TheSpock, or as compassionate under the skin as the TinMan, or wise and profound as TheSilentBob, nor necessarily as strong and badass as TheStoic. She just stands out for lacking emotional reactions.



Contrast SugarAndIcePersonality, who may initially appear emotionless but in fact has a cute inner side. Polar opposite of the HystericalWoman and the GenkiGirl.

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Will often also be TheQuietOne. Not necessarily a fan of pure logic and reason like TheSpock, as strong and badass as TheStoic, or as wise and profound as TheSilentBob: she just stands out for lacking emotional reactions. The TinMan will emotionally angst about being one, and obviously isn't. Contrast SugarAndIcePersonality, who may initially appear emotionless but in fact has a cute inner side. Polar opposite of the HystericalWoman and the GenkiGirl.
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