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15th Apr '17 12:10:27 PM DarkMask
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* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' will sometimes feature [[DragQueen Drag Queens]] serving the female equivalent of the thug face, known as "resting bitch-face". Season 7's Pearl and Season 9's Trinity Taylor are two prime examples of queens who just paint their faces to look very cold and harsh even when they perfectly content.

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* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' will sometimes feature [[DragQueen Drag Queens]] serving the female equivalent of the thug face, known as "resting bitch-face". Season 7's Pearl and Season 9's Trinity Taylor are two prime examples of queens who just paint their faces to look very cold and harsh even when they are perfectly content.
15th Apr '17 12:09:58 PM DarkMask
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* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' will sometimes feature DragQueens serving the female equivalent of the thug face, known as "resting bitch-face". Season 7's Pearl and Season 9's Trinity Taylor are two prime examples of queens who just paint their faces to look very cold and harsh even when they perfectly content.

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* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' will sometimes feature DragQueens [[DragQueen Drag Queens]] serving the female equivalent of the thug face, known as "resting bitch-face". Season 7's Pearl and Season 9's Trinity Taylor are two prime examples of queens who just paint their faces to look very cold and harsh even when they perfectly content.
15th Apr '17 12:09:34 PM DarkMask
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* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' will sometimes feature DragQueens serving the female equivalent of the thug face, known as "resting bitch-face". Season 7's Pearl and Season 9's Trinity Taylor are two prime examples of queens who just paint their faces to look very cold and harsh even when they perfectly content.
6th Apr '17 1:09:57 PM Willbyr
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* A large amount of the cast in ''InazumaEleven'' look like thugs and bullies like Someoka, Builder, Tobitaka, and other recruitable characters whose faces are just plain scary and weird. To put it, Someoka looks very similar to Garret example above.

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* A large amount of the cast in ''InazumaEleven'' ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' look like thugs and bullies like Someoka, Builder, Tobitaka, and other recruitable characters whose faces are just plain scary and weird. To put it, Someoka looks very similar to Garret example above.
2nd Apr '17 1:09:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'''s Kanji Tatsumi, the tough guy who can take down a biker gang with his bare hands, is often mistaken for being ''in'' a gang, and... [[RealMenWearPink likes to sew]]. And is incredibly good at it.
** Takeharu Kirijo, Mitsuru's father, from ''{{Persona 3}}''. When he first appears, he's described as "scary-looking" (complete with an eyepatch!), but he proves to be a surprisingly noble man and a genuinely caring, if stern, father who admonishes Mitsuru to work in harmony with others rather than try to shoulder everything alone, and feels guilty that his daughter and her friends are forced to clean up after his father's mistakes.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'''s ''VideoGame/Persona4'''s Kanji Tatsumi, the tough guy who can take down a biker gang with his bare hands, is often mistaken for being ''in'' a gang, and... [[RealMenWearPink likes to sew]]. And is incredibly good at it.
** Takeharu Kirijo, Mitsuru's father, from ''{{Persona 3}}''.''VideoGame/Persona3''. When he first appears, he's described as "scary-looking" (complete with an eyepatch!), but he proves to be a surprisingly noble man and a genuinely caring, if stern, father who admonishes Mitsuru to work in harmony with others rather than try to shoulder everything alone, and feels guilty that his daughter and her friends are forced to clean up after his father's mistakes.
31st Mar '17 7:23:15 AM FF32
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* In ''Webcomic/ScalieSchoolie'', [[HugeSchoolgirl Violet]]'s menacing appearance leads many people to believe she is a bully, but she's truly one of the nicest characters in the comic. Part of this is due to her mother, who was bullied herself, forcing her to look the part.
-->'''Violet''': Why does everyone keep offering me their lunch money... Do I look poor?
18th Mar '17 2:47:36 PM Abodos
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* Batreaux from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' is a demon who looks the part, but he is actually a nice guy who gets along well with children and wants to become a human so he can interact with people without scaring them. Granted, he ''does'' unwillingly cause monsters to appear in Skyloft and make the Remlits aggressive because of his evil aura; making him human removes the aura and the enemies.
22nd Jan '17 9:02:06 AM wootzits
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* Rascal from ''Manga/AkazukinChacha''.



* Kannu from ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'' is The Bandit Hunter and ironically she gets confused for one and in one episode she is called thuggish.

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* Kannu In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Armin claims that Eren and Jean both have the same "vicious" expression. [[spoiler:This is used to justify having Jean act as a decoy, disguised as Eren]]. Eren is insulted by the idea that he looks anything like Jean, calling him a "horseface".
* Poor, poor Sweden
from ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'' is ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. His DeathGlare scares the crap out of everyone, [[HoYay his partner Finland]] included... but after [[RetiredOutlaw leaving his Viking life]], he's actually [[GentleGiant one of the sweetest nation-tans]]. Germany also displays this, but [[{{Tsundere}} he's got a hard exterior]].
** Notably averted by Russia. Despite his [[TheBigGuy immense height]] [[HuskyRusskie and large build]], he has a round, childish, sweet face with a [[StepfordSmiler calm smile as his default expression]]. Because of how it contrasts with his intimidating aura, this actually manages to make him ''more'' scary, displaying his PsychopathicManchild and CuteAndPsycho nature before he even says or does anything.
* Sakaki from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. She's tall and imposing, so everyone assumes she's a juvenile delinquent. In reality, she's a [[ShrinkingViolet shy girl]] who loves everything cute and cuddly.
The Bandit Hunter bandages she's seen with early on aren't from getting into fights, but because those cute and ironically cuddly animals she gets confused for one and in loves [[AnimalsHateHim don't love her back.]]
** Interestingly,
one episode she had a "dress-up race" and Sakaki dressed like a stereotypical ''male'' delinquent.
* [[http://p6.p.pixnet.net/albums/userpics/6/4/19364/1204470178.jpg Keith Gandor]] from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' may as well be carrying a neon sign reading "I am in TheMafia. Fear me," given his appearance... Okay, so he ''is'' in the Mafia, but more of the [[TheFettered honor-bound]] NobleDemon NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters variety. The LightNovels describe his face as "the face of a man who, no matter how you looked at him, didn't seem as though he did proper business."
* Leo Aoi from the manga ''Manga/BeastMaster'', who looks like he's always giving everyone the death glare. When introduced to the class as the new transfer student, everyone
is called thuggish.shown shaking in fear, and even the teacher is shown to say while sweating, "Everyone, please be kind to him. Don't be afraid of him." It turns out that he was [[RaisedByWolves raised in a wild jungle]], but is actually very gentle and kind. This doesn't stop other delinquents from thinking he's a super violent thug that wants to challenge them.
* Oga from the manga ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'', who is known as the "strongest juvenile delinquent." He attempts to scare away a baby who has grown attached to him by making his face [[UpToEleven even scarier than it already is]]. However, it backfires, since the baby is actually Satan's son, and therefore actually ''likes'' incredibly scary faces.
** In Oga's case, he actually is a delinquent instead of just looking like one. Although he is arguably a much [[NiceGuy nicer person]] in comparison to other delinquents around him.
** Tojo is a more straight example. He is very tall and muscular on top of having a scary face, and even though he [[BloodKnight likes to fight]], he is a genuinely NiceGuy who also [[CutenessProximity has a weakness for cute things]].
** To be honest, since about 99% of the cast are {{Delinquents}}, most of them count for this trope.



** Casca also had permanent [[https://genericwonderfuldotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/berserk5.jpg?w=300&h=201 scowl]] at the start of the series but when she lightens up she's [[http://orig11.deviantart.net/2e6e/f/2010/093/3/c/berserk_casca_2_by_47hell.jpg beautiful]]
* Narumi of ''Manga/KarakuriCircus'', amongst others.
* Seiji from ''Manga/MidoriDays'' has a face of a thug. It's why he constantly has a stream of bullies challenging him, which led to how he became so good at fighting. However, underneath, he's actually a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who wants to be loved.
* Oga from the manga ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'', who is known as the "strongest juvenile delinquent." He attempts to scare away a baby who has grown attached to him by making his face [[UpToEleven even scarier than it already is]]. However, it backfires, since the baby is actually Satan's son, and therefore actually ''likes'' incredibly scary faces.
** In Oga's case, he actually is a delinquent instead of just looking like one. Although he is arguably a much [[NiceGuy nicer person]] in comparison to other delinquents around him.
** Tojo is a more straight example. He is very tall and muscular on top of having a scary face, and even though he [[BloodKnight likes to fight]], he is a genuinely NiceGuy who also [[CutenessProximity has a weakness for cute things]].
** To be honest, since about 99% of the cast are {{Delinquents}}, most of them count for this trope.

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** Casca also had permanent [[https://genericwonderfuldotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/berserk5.jpg?w=300&h=201 scowl]] at the start of the series but when she lightens up she's [[http://orig11.deviantart.net/2e6e/f/2010/093/3/c/berserk_casca_2_by_47hell.jpg beautiful]]
beautiful]].
* Narumi A {{Bishonen}} version of ''Manga/KarakuriCircus'', amongst others.
* Seiji
this is Renjou Hotsuma from ''Manga/MidoriDays'' has a face of a thug. It's why he ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName''. He is seen frowning more often than not, especially in public, appears to be constantly has annoyed at something and scares a stream small girl upon his second or so appearance. This is mostly a defense mechanism, though to keep people at arms length, because he is scared of bullies challenging losing control of his [[BlessedWithSuck powers]] again. Around [[HoYay his partner]] Shuusei though, he becomes caring and gentle, smiles warmly, is very considerate and devoted.
* Orihime of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' used to think Ichigo had a scary face due to his constant scowling... then she considered it a bit more and realized it was actually kind of funny-looking. On the other hand, other people ''still'' think he looks scary: Orihime's friend Michiru cannot bring herself to talk to
him, which led and entire delinquent gangs look for him to how he became so good at fighting. However, underneath, beat him up.
* Kodaka Hasegawa from ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'' not only has the FaceOfAThug, but
he's also [[ButNotTooForeign half-English]], so people think his naturally blonde hair is bleached, {{delinquent}}-style, since he otherwise has Japanese features. As a result he has no real friends and people are constantly picking fights with him.
* Principal Enzo from ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'', whose face is so scary and thuggish, it scares not only the children, but also the teachers. It's to the point where the children take to calling him "Kumichou" (which means "Godfather"). However, he has a tender heart, and is shown to
actually a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who wants to be loved.
a very nice person.
* Oga from The entire Sanada North Perfectual High School's Student Council in ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' is this, save for the manga ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'', StudentCouncilPresident who is known as traditionally {{bishonen}}.
* Hilariously used in an early ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' case. Ran catches a huge and angry-looking man with CoolShades spying on
the "strongest juvenile delinquent." He attempts Mouri Detective Agency, and he refuses to scare away a baby who has grown attached to him by making take off his face [[UpToEleven glasses even scarier than it already is]]. However, it backfires, since the baby after it's seen he is actually Satan's son, a fellow detective. [[http://www.mangareader.net/139-8061-2/detective-conan/chapter-15.html The moment the]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/139-8061-3/detective-conan/chapter-15.html glasses come off]], however, revealed a pair of ''very'' childish-looking TaremeEyes. Kogoro [[NotSoAboveItAll and therefore actually ''likes'' incredibly scary faces.
Conan]] end up laughing '''hard''' at him.
** In Oga's case, he actually Then there are FBI agents Andre Camel and Shuichi Akai. While Akai is a delinquent instead of just only described by other characters as ''evil eyed'', Camel got into trouble at least ''twice'' for looking like one. Although he is arguably a much [[NiceGuy nicer person]] thug.
* The main cast
in comparison to other delinquents around him.
** Tojo is a more
''Manga/{{Dorohedoro}}'' mostly plays it straight example. ''only'' when they have [[MaskPower their masks on]], and avert it by taking them off (Except Cayman of course). En even manages to be a cute little boy in a flashback (Given, an AxCrazy OmnicidalManiac Little Boy, but hey, it's EN).
* Simon from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is a friendly, peaceful and intelligent sushi tout.
He is very tall and muscular on top of having ''also'' a scary face, and even though he [[BloodKnight likes seven-foot-tall ScaryBlackMan that tends to fight]], he scare off passers-by with his mere presence. Interestingly enough, the [[HairTriggerTemper really]] [[SuperStrength dangerous]] [[UnstoppableRage guy]] in the show, Shizuo, is a genuinely NiceGuy who also [[CutenessProximity has a weakness for cute things]].
** To be honest, since about 99% of the cast
slim blond {{bishonen}}, and so unfortunate people sometimes [[UnderestimatingBadassery underestimate him]] and are {{Delinquents}}, most of them count for this trope.crushed by flying vending machines.



* Hedoro from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is an almost unfathomably nice guy who runs a flower shop, respects the elderly, and [[FriendToAllLivingThings literally won't hurt a fly]]. Unfortunately for him, he's an alien who looks like a {{Tokusatsu}} MonsterOfTheWeek combined with {{Satan}}.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''
** Kai Shiden has mismatched eyes, a perpetual smirk, and a crooked nose. Personality wise he can be an abrasive {{Jerkass}}, but he's also an extremely brave and reliable (if at times difficult to get along with) soldier. He's gotten better (and more badass) by the time the events of ''Zeta'' and even ''Unicorn'' came around, though he still looks like a Mafia don.
*** Dozle Zabi from Principality of Zeon. Face and body type of standard SuperRobot villain, but arguably [[AFatherToHisMen the]] [[KnowWhenToFoldEm most]] [[GentleGiant decent]] [[AntiVillain person among]] the [[AristocratsAreEvil Zabi]] [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]].
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s Argo Gulskii is a Rusian SpacePirate and absolutely ''massive'', seven feet tall with biceps bigger than most people's heads. He also has BigOlEyebrows, a [[PerpetualFrowner perpetual frown]], and a permanent DeathGlare. He's the calmest and most mature person in the Shuffle Alliance and often acts as an understated BigBrotherMentor, and never took a life during his raids.
* Misao Zaitsu from ''Manga/HatsukoiLimited''. He also has a FunnyAfro going for him, and looks terrifying. But he's as much of a lovelorn idiot as the rest of the cast.
* Kenji Ban from ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure''. While he has a really intense face and can give {{Death Glare}}s that send even the most hardened of {{Delinquents}} running, he's really a just a sweet guy who loves drawing {{Shojo}} manga.
* Narumi of ''Manga/KarakuriCircus'', amongst others.
* Usui Kenta from ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' has this problem, albeit mildly. To the people around him, his neutral face seems to be a glare.
** However, Kenta picks up on the 'kind-hearted' bit. He is quite likeable.
*** [[spoiler:It's apparently due to a curse that one of his ancestors was plagued with, [[ItMakesSenseInContext at least that's what the soul of his future daughter told him.]]]]
** His [[DeathGlare actual glare]] is capable of scaring off a street thug. The manga shows a glaring ''cobra'' in the background when he does this, just to drive the point home.
* From ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', we have Lanchia, who despite being quite scary looking, is apparently a FriendToAllChildren. They literally like to be all over him. Though he acts like he doesn't notice.



* Sawako Kuronuma, the protagonist of ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'', has frequently been mistaken for a nightmare-inducing ghost due to her appearance, [[http://www.mangareader.net/280-58315-24/kimi-ni-todoke/chapter-50.html particularly]] [[TheUnsmile when she tries to smile]]. In reality, she's an [[ShrinkingViolet incredibly withdrawn girl]] [[TheIngenue with the heart of a saint]].
* Kannu from ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'' is The Bandit Hunter and ironically she gets confused for one and in one episode she is called thuggish.
* Sasayama of ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' is [[BaldOfEvil bald]] with a [[GoodScarsEvilScars nasty-looking scar]] on his head, and [[EvilCripple has only one working leg]]. These traits, coupled with his style of dress, makes the protagonists initially think he is a {{Yakuza}}. However, he's actually a former cop and currently works in social services, and is a good guy. To a lesser extent, there's Numata, who looks like a tough guy, always wearing leather jackets and [[SunglassesAtNight sunglasses at all times]]. However, he also [[RealMenWearPink listens to J-pop groups]], and the reason for wearing his CoolShades completely subverts the thuggish image [[spoiler: he's a highly emotional guy, and they hide tears]].
* Seiji from ''Manga/MidoriDays'' has a face of a thug. It's why he constantly has a stream of bullies challenging him, which led to how he became so good at fighting. However, underneath, he's actually a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who wants to be loved.
* Umetarou Nozaki in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' occasionally comes to school pissed off and covered in bandages. Everyone thinks he might've been fighting, but that's how Chiyo Sakura knows that he's been on deadline--he is, after all, a {{mangaka}}.
* Tomoka Kayahara from ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'', unless she's enjoying a meal, has a face that frightens children, small animals, adults, and Megumi.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Zoro, despite being a generally good guy and a FriendToAllChildren, is often accused of having a scary face (and his SlasherSmile is enough to freak out even the viewers).
** Luffy and Sanji are some nicest dudes you could ever meet but piss them off and [[https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5092/5478138719_1d950e27e7.jpg they]] [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7iwvsnfPCuQ/maxresdefault.jpg look]] downright terrifying.
** Captain T-Bone of the Marines is an even better example. He looks like a zombie or ghoul but he is one of the most compassionate and caring people in the whole series, ripping his own mantle to pieces just to provide bandages for his wounded men.
** [[PapaWolf Genzo]]'s face scared little baby Nami so he put a pin wheel on his hat to make her laugh and didn't remove it til Nami was 18 and leaving home for good.



* Sunako from ''Manga/TheWallflower'' has a face that isn't so much like a thug, but a ghost. It scares pretty much everyone to death. She's revealed in rare instances to [[SheCleansUpNicely clean up nicely]].

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* Sunako from ''Manga/TheWallflower'' has Ash's Gliscor in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is oddly adorable, and is a face bit of a crybaby, that isn't so much like a thug, but a ghost. It scares pretty much everyone it's hard to death. She's revealed in rare instances to [[SheCleansUpNicely clean up nicely]].remember that it's part of a Flying ScaryScorpions species.



* Leo Aoi from the manga ''Manga/BeastMaster'', who looks like he's always giving everyone the death glare. When introduced to the class as the new transfer student, everyone is shown shaking in fear, and even the teacher is shown to say while sweating, "Everyone, please be kind to him. Don't be afraid of him." It turns out that he was [[RaisedByWolves raised in a wild jungle]], but is actually very gentle and kind. This doesn't stop other delinquents from thinking he's a super violent thug that wants to challenge them.
* Ryuuji from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''. It's genetic, apparently (his DisappearedDad actually ''was'' a thug employed by the Yakuza). He's really quite kind, enjoys doing housework (especially cleaning), and is constantly explaining to people that no, he is ''not'' going to beat you up and shake you down just for looking at him funny. His looks and personality are made to contrast Taiga, who is very short and [[{{Moe}} cute]], but is actually ferociously violent.
* Chiba Seiya from ''Manga/YankeeKunToMeganeChan'' is really a timid, studious nerd, but has the face of a delinquent thug. Naturally this leads to numerous unwanted confrontations. Being a manga about how looks can be deceiving, it's actually the glasses-wearing female class president who can kick your ass.
* Sakaki from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. She's tall and imposing, so everyone assumes she's a juvenile delinquent. In reality, she's a [[ShrinkingViolet shy girl]] who loves everything cute and cuddly. The bandages she's seen with early on aren't from getting into fights, but because those cute and cuddly animals she loves [[AnimalsHateHim don't love her back.]]
** Interestingly, one episode had a "dress-up race" and Sakaki dressed like a stereotypical ''male'' delinquent.
* Principal Enzo from ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'', whose face is so scary and thuggish, it scares not only the children, but also the teachers. It's to the point where the children take to calling him "Kumichou" (which means "Godfather"). However, he has a tender heart, and is shown to actually be a very nice person.

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* Leo Aoi Kaidou Kaoru from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', to a degree. Most of the manga ''Manga/BeastMaster'', who looks like he's always giving everyone the death glare. When introduced to the class as the new transfer student, everyone is shown shaking in fear, regulars (from Seigaku and even the teacher is shown to say while sweating, "Everyone, please be kind to him. Don't be afraid of him." It turns out that he was [[RaisedByWolves raised in a wild jungle]], otherwise) and teachers have no problem with him, but is actually very gentle and kind. This doesn't stop practically every other delinquents from thinking he's a super violent thug that wants to challenge them.
* Ryuuji from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''. It's genetic, apparently (his DisappearedDad actually ''was'' a thug employed by the Yakuza). He's really quite kind, enjoys doing housework
student he meets (especially cleaning), the younger ones and is constantly explaining girls) consider him to people be terrifying. In fact, on one occasion, two nasty girls from another school were planning to humiliate him after he won a match against their school -- when he turned around to see what they wanted, they freaked out so badly that no, he is ''not'' going one of them smashed her can of soda onto her own head. Humorously, adults (especially elderly couples) tend to beat you up find him very nice and shake you down just for looking at consider him funny. His a "good boy", rarely even noticing what he looks like. This usually makes him blush. It does help that he's quite polite and personality are made to contrast Taiga, who is very short and [[{{Moe}} cute]], but is actually ferociously violent.
well-mannered towards adults.
* Chiba Seiya Makoto/Sailor Jupiter from ''Manga/YankeeKunToMeganeChan'' is really ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', sorta. While she ''did'' get into a timid, studious nerd, but has the face lot of a delinquent thug. Naturally this leads to numerous unwanted confrontations. Being a manga about how looks can be deceiving, it's actually the glasses-wearing female class president who can kick your ass.
* Sakaki from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''. She's tall and imposing, so everyone assumes
fights at her old school (and still got into some after transferring, even before becoming Sailor Jupiter), she's a juvenile delinquent. In reality, she's a [[ShrinkingViolet shy girl]] NiceGirl who [[FeminineWomenCanCook loves everything cute and cuddly. The bandages she's seen with early on aren't from getting into fights, but because those cute and cuddly animals she loves [[AnimalsHateHim don't love her back.]]
** Interestingly, one episode had a "dress-up race" and Sakaki dressed like a stereotypical ''male'' delinquent.
* Principal Enzo from ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'', whose face is so scary and thuggish, it scares not only the children, but also the teachers. It's
to the point where the children take to calling him "Kumichou" (which means "Godfather"). However, he has a tender heart, cook]] and is shown to actually be great at cleaning.
* Gotou from ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' has
a very nice person.rather rough face, and several characters comment on how scary it is. Smith even claims that he feels a Yakuza vibe coming from Gotou.



* Misao Zaitsu from ''Manga/HatsukoiLimited''. He also has a FunnyAfro going for him, and looks terrifying. But he's as much of a lovelorn idiot as the rest of the cast.
* Poor, poor Sweden from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. His DeathGlare scares the crap out of everyone, [[HoYay his partner Finland]] included... but after [[RetiredOutlaw leaving his Viking life]], he's actually [[GentleGiant one of the sweetest nation-tans]]. Germany also displays this, but [[{{Tsundere}} he's got a hard exterior]].
** Notably averted by Russia. Despite his [[TheBigGuy immense height]] [[HuskyRusskie and large build]], he has a round, childish, sweet face with a [[StepfordSmiler calm smile as his default expression]]. Because of how it contrasts with his intimidating aura, this actually manages to make him ''more'' scary, displaying his PsychopathicManchild and CuteAndPsycho nature before he even says or does anything.



* [[http://p6.p.pixnet.net/albums/userpics/6/4/19364/1204470178.jpg Keith Gandor]] from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' may as well be carrying a neon sign reading "I am in TheMafia. Fear me," given his appearance... Okay, so he ''is'' in the Mafia, but more of the [[TheFettered honor-bound]] NobleDemon NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters variety. The LightNovels describe his face as "the face of a man who, no matter how you looked at him, didn't seem as though he did proper business."
* Usui Kenta from ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' has this problem, albeit mildly. To the people around him, his neutral face seems to be a glare.
** However, Kenta picks up on the 'kind-hearted' bit. He is quite likeable.
*** [[spoiler: It's apparently due to a curse that one of his ancestors was plagued with, [[ItMakesSenseInContext at least that's what the soul of his future daughter told him.]]]]
** His [[DeathGlare actual glare]] is capable of scaring off a street thug. The manga shows a glaring ''cobra'' in the background when he does this, just to drive the point home.
* Tomoka Kayahara from ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'', unless she's enjoying a meal, has a face that frightens children, small animals, adults, and Megumi.
* The main cast in ''Manga/{{Dorohedoro}}'' mostly plays it straight ''only'' when they have [[MaskPower their masks on]], and avert it by taking them off (Except Cayman of course). En even manages to be a cute little boy in a flashback (Given, an AxCrazy OmnicidalManiac Little Boy, but hey, it's EN).
* Kaidou Kaoru from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', to a degree. Most of the regulars (from Seigaku and otherwise) and teachers have no problem with him, but practically every other student he meets (especially the younger ones and girls) consider him to be terrifying. In fact, on one occasion, two nasty girls from another school were planning to humiliate him after he won a match against their school -- when he turned around to see what they wanted, they freaked out so badly that one of them smashed her can of soda onto her own head. Humorously, adults (especially elderly couples) tend to find him very nice and consider him a "good boy", rarely even noticing what he looks like. This usually makes him blush. It does help that he's quite polite and well-mannered towards adults.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Zoro, despite being a generally good guy and a FriendToAllChildren, is often accused of having a scary face (and his SlasherSmile is enough to freak out even the viewers).
** Luffy and Sanji are some nicest dudes you could ever meet but piss them off and [[https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5092/5478138719_1d950e27e7.jpg they]] [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7iwvsnfPCuQ/maxresdefault.jpg look]] downright terrifying.
** Captain T-Bone of the Marines is an even better example. He looks like a zombie or ghoul but he is one of the most compassionate and caring people in the whole series, ripping his own mantle to pieces just to provide bandages for his wounded men.
** [[PapaWolf Genzo]]'s face scared little baby Nami so he put a pin wheel on his hat to make her laugh and didn't remove it til Nami was 18 and leaving home for good.
* Simon from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is a friendly, peaceful and intelligent sushi tout. He is ''also'' a seven-foot-tall ScaryBlackMan that tends to scare off passers-by with his mere presence. Interestingly enough, the [[HairTriggerTemper really]] [[SuperStrength dangerous]] [[UnstoppableRage guy]] in the show, Shizuo, is a slim blond {{bishonen}}, and so unfortunate people sometimes [[UnderestimatingBadassery underestimate him]] and are crushed by flying vending machines.
* Sasayama of ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' is [[BaldOfEvil bald]] with a [[GoodScarsEvilScars nasty-looking scar]] on his head, and [[EvilCripple has only one working leg]]. These traits, coupled with his style of dress, makes the protagonists initially think he is a {{Yakuza}}. However, he's actually a former cop and currently works in social services, and is a good guy. To a lesser extent, there's Numata, who looks like a tough guy, always wearing leather jackets and [[SunglassesAtNight sunglasses at all times]]. However, he also [[RealMenWearPink listens to J-pop groups]], and the reason for wearing his CoolShades completely subverts the thuggish image [[spoiler: he's a highly emotional guy, and they hide tears]].
* From ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', we have Lanchia, who despite being quite scary looking, is apparently a FriendToAllChildren. They literally like to be all over him. Though he acts like he doesn't notice.
* Rascal from ''Manga/AkazukinChacha''.
* Hedoro from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is an almost unfathomably nice guy who runs a flower shop, respects the elderly, and [[FriendToAllLivingThings literally won't hurt a fly]]. Unfortunately for him, he's an alien who looks like a {{Tokusatsu}} MonsterOfTheWeek combined with {{Satan}}.
* Makoto/Sailor Jupiter from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', sorta. While she ''did'' get into a lot of fights at her old school (and still got into some after transferring, even before becoming Sailor Jupiter), she's a NiceGirl who [[FeminineWomenCanCook loves to cook]] and is great at cleaning.
* Sawako Kuronuma, the protagonist of ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'', has frequently been mistaken for a nightmare-inducing ghost due to her appearance, [[http://www.mangareader.net/280-58315-24/kimi-ni-todoke/chapter-50.html particularly]] [[TheUnsmile when she tries to smile]]. In reality, she's an [[ShrinkingViolet incredibly withdrawn girl]] [[TheIngenue with the heart of a saint]].
* Kodaka Hasegawa from ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'' not only has the FaceOfAThug, but he's also [[ButNotTooForeign half-English]], so people think his naturally blonde hair is bleached, {{delinquent}}-style, since he otherwise has Japanese features. As a result he has no real friends and people are constantly picking fights with him.
* Reina's dad in ''Manga/YandereKanojo'' scares pretty much everybody away because of this trope, along with not being very sociable...though really he's a ShrinkingViolet in the extreme and couldn't harm a fly. On the bright side, he met his wife, an actual [[{{Delinquents}} thug]], because she thought he looked like a total badass. She was wrong, but fell head over heels in love with him anyway and they ended up HappilyMarried.
* Hilariously used in an early ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' case. Ran catches a huge and angry-looking man with CoolShades spying on the Mouri Detective Agency, and he refuses to take off his glasses even after it's seen he is actually a fellow detective. [[http://www.mangareader.net/139-8061-2/detective-conan/chapter-15.html The moment the]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/139-8061-3/detective-conan/chapter-15.html glasses come off]], however, revealed a pair of ''very'' childish-looking TaremeEyes. Kogoro [[NotSoAboveItAll and Conan]] end up laughing '''hard''' at him.
** Then there are FBI agents Andre Camel and Shuichi Akai. While Akai is only described by other characters as ''evil eyed'', Camel got into trouble at least ''twice'' for looking like a thug.
* Kenji Ban from ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure''. While he has a really intense face and can give {{Death Glare}}s that send even the most hardened of {{Delinquents}} running, he's really a just a sweet guy who loves drawing {{Shojo}} manga.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''
** Kai Shiden has mismatched eyes, a perpetual smirk, and a crooked nose. Personality wise he can be an abrasive {{Jerkass}}, but he's also an extremely brave and reliable (if at times difficult to get along with) soldier. He's gotten better (and more badass) by the time the events of ''Zeta'' and even ''Unicorn'' came around, though he still looks like a Mafia don.
*** Dozle Zabi from Principality of Zeon. Face and body type of standard SuperRobot villain, but arguably [[AFatherToHisMen the]] [[KnowWhenToFoldEm most]] [[GentleGiant decent]] [[AntiVillain person among]] the [[AristocratsAreEvil Zabi]] [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]].
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s Argo Gulskii is a Rusian SpacePirate and absolutely ''massive'', seven feet tall with biceps bigger than most people's heads. He also has BigOlEyebrows, a [[PerpetualFrowner perpetual frown]], and a permanent DeathGlare. He's the calmest and most mature person in the Shuffle Alliance and often acts as an understated BigBrotherMentor, and never took a life during his raids.
* Woo-Soo Choi of ''Quantum Mistake'' is a studious boy who has swapped bodies with Kang Too-Jee, a delinquent who spent most of his time getting into fights. Woo-Soo Choi, relying on Kang Too-Jee's reflexes, is capable of putting up a fight, but most of the time, just wants to talk it out with the other guy. (This pretty much never works.)
* The entire Sanada North Perfectual High School's Student Council in ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' is this, save for the StudentCouncilPresident who is traditionally {{bishonen}}.
* Manga/SlamDunk: Hanamichi Sakuragi is considered scary, but that's mainly because of his bright red hair and his MASSIVE height. Miyagi's delinquent aura seems to come 100% from his face, however.
* Gotou from ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' has a rather rough face, and several characters comment on how scary it is. Smith even claims that he feels a Yakuza vibe coming from Gotou.
* Sotomura from ''Manga/WaratteSotomuraSan'' is feared by all, primarily because she can't seem to smile without somehow looking like she's about to shank you. The plethora of misunderstandings that follow her around don't help, either.
* Yuki Sanada from ''Anime/{{Tsuritama}}'' has frequent panic attacks in social situations, which causes his face to twist up and turn red until it resembles a demonic noh mask. The people around him tend to think he is extremely angry or has a bad attitude when he is actually just shy.
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Armin claims that Eren and Jean both have the same "vicious" expression. [[spoiler:This is used to justify having Jean act as a decoy, disguised as Eren]]. Eren is insulted by the idea that he looks anything like Jean, calling him a "horseface".
* A {{Bishonen}} version of this is Renjou Hotsuma from ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName''. He is seen frowning more often than not, especially in public, appears to be constantly annoyed at something and scares a small girl upon his second or so appearance. This is mostly a defense mechanism, though to keep people at arms length, because he is scared of losing control of his [[BlessedWithSuck powers]] again. Around [[HoYay his partner]] Shuusei though, he becomes caring and gentle, smiles warmly, is very considerate and devoted.
* Orihime of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' used to think Ichigo had a scary face due to his constant scowling... then she considered it a bit more and realized it was actually kind of funny-looking. On the other hand, other people ''still'' think he looks scary: Orihime's friend Michiru cannot bring herself to talk to him, and entire delinquent gangs look for him to beat him up.
* Umetarou Nozaki in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' occasionally comes to school pissed off and covered in bandages. Everyone thinks he might've been fighting, but that's how Chiyo Sakura knows that he's been on deadline--he is, after all, a {{mangaka}}.

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* [[http://p6.p.pixnet.net/albums/userpics/6/4/19364/1204470178.jpg Keith Gandor]] from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' may as well be carrying a neon sign reading "I am in TheMafia. Fear me," given his appearance... Okay, so he ''is'' in Senzaemon Nakiri, the Mafia, but more Director of the [[TheFettered honor-bound]] NobleDemon NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters variety. The LightNovels describe his face as "the face of a man who, no matter how you looked at him, didn't seem as though he did proper business."
* Usui Kenta from ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' has this problem, albeit mildly. To the people around him, his neutral face seems to be a glare.
** However, Kenta picks up on the 'kind-hearted' bit. He is quite likeable.
*** [[spoiler: It's apparently due to a curse that one of his ancestors was plagued with, [[ItMakesSenseInContext at least that's what the soul of his future daughter told him.]]]]
** His [[DeathGlare actual glare]] is capable of scaring off a street thug. The manga shows a glaring ''cobra'' in the background when he does this, just to drive the point home.
* Tomoka Kayahara from ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'', unless she's enjoying a meal, has a face that frightens children, small animals, adults, and Megumi.
* The main cast in ''Manga/{{Dorohedoro}}'' mostly plays it straight ''only'' when they have [[MaskPower their masks on]], and avert it by taking them off (Except Cayman of course). En even manages to be a cute little boy in a flashback (Given, an AxCrazy OmnicidalManiac Little Boy, but hey, it's EN).
* Kaidou Kaoru from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', to a degree. Most of the regulars (from Seigaku and otherwise) and teachers have no problem with him, but practically every other student he meets (especially the younger ones and girls) consider him to be terrifying. In fact, on one occasion, two nasty girls from another
prestigious cooking school were planning to humiliate him after he won Tootsuki Institute from ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'', is a match against their school -- when he turned around to see what they wanted, they freaked out so badly that one of them smashed her can of soda onto her own head. Humorously, adults (especially elderly couples) tend to find him very nice tall, heavily muscled and consider him a "good boy", rarely even noticing what he looks like. This usually makes him blush. It does help that he's quite polite imposing man, with prominent facial scars. He also bears nicknames like "The Gastric Godfather" and well-mannered towards adults.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Zoro, despite being
"The Food Demon King". In spite of this, he is a kind and loving grandfather to his granddaughters, a generally good guy ReasonableAuthorityFigure and a FriendToAllChildren, is often accused of having a scary face (and his SlasherSmile is enough to freak out even the viewers).
** Luffy and Sanji are some nicest dudes you could ever meet but piss them off and [[https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5092/5478138719_1d950e27e7.jpg they]] [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7iwvsnfPCuQ/maxresdefault.jpg look]] downright terrifying.
** Captain T-Bone of the Marines is an even better example. He looks like a zombie or ghoul but
while he is one of the most compassionate strict and caring people in the whole series, ripping demanding towards his own mantle to pieces just to provide bandages for his wounded men.
** [[PapaWolf Genzo]]'s face scared little baby Nami so he put a pin wheel on his hat to make her laugh and didn't remove it til Nami was 18 and leaving home for good.
* Simon from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is a friendly, peaceful and intelligent sushi tout. He is ''also'' a seven-foot-tall ScaryBlackMan that tends to scare off passers-by with his mere presence. Interestingly enough, the [[HairTriggerTemper really]] [[SuperStrength dangerous]] [[UnstoppableRage guy]] in the show, Shizuo, is a slim blond {{bishonen}}, and so unfortunate people sometimes [[UnderestimatingBadassery underestimate him]] and are crushed by flying vending machines.
* Sasayama of ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' is [[BaldOfEvil bald]] with a [[GoodScarsEvilScars nasty-looking scar]] on his head, and [[EvilCripple has only one working leg]]. These traits, coupled with his style of dress, makes the protagonists initially think
students, he is a {{Yakuza}}. However, he's actually a former cop and currently works in social services, and is a good guy. To a lesser extent, there's Numata, who looks like a tough guy, always wearing leather jackets and [[SunglassesAtNight sunglasses at all times]]. However, he also [[RealMenWearPink listens to J-pop groups]], supportive and the reason for wearing fair in his CoolShades completely subverts the thuggish image [[spoiler: he's a highly emotional guy, and they hide tears]].
* From ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', we have Lanchia, who despite being quite scary looking, is apparently a FriendToAllChildren. They literally like to be all over him. Though he acts like he doesn't notice.
* Rascal from ''Manga/AkazukinChacha''.
* Hedoro from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is an almost unfathomably nice guy who runs a flower shop, respects the elderly, and [[FriendToAllLivingThings literally won't hurt a fly]]. Unfortunately for him, he's an alien who looks like a {{Tokusatsu}} MonsterOfTheWeek combined with {{Satan}}.
* Makoto/Sailor Jupiter from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', sorta. While she ''did'' get into a lot of fights at her old school (and still got into some after transferring, even before becoming Sailor Jupiter), she's a NiceGirl who [[FeminineWomenCanCook loves to cook]] and is great at cleaning.
* Sawako Kuronuma, the protagonist of ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'', has frequently been mistaken for a nightmare-inducing ghost due to her appearance, [[http://www.mangareader.net/280-58315-24/kimi-ni-todoke/chapter-50.html particularly]] [[TheUnsmile when she tries to smile]]. In reality, she's an [[ShrinkingViolet incredibly withdrawn girl]] [[TheIngenue with the heart of a saint]].
* Kodaka Hasegawa from ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'' not only has the FaceOfAThug, but he's also [[ButNotTooForeign half-English]], so people think his naturally blonde hair is bleached, {{delinquent}}-style, since he otherwise has Japanese features. As a result he has no real friends and people are constantly picking fights with him.
* Reina's dad in ''Manga/YandereKanojo'' scares pretty much everybody away because of this trope, along with not being very sociable...though really he's a ShrinkingViolet in the extreme and couldn't harm a fly. On the bright side, he met his wife, an actual [[{{Delinquents}} thug]], because she thought he looked like a total badass. She was wrong, but fell head over heels in love with him anyway and they ended up HappilyMarried.
* Hilariously used in an early ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' case. Ran catches a huge and angry-looking man with CoolShades spying on the Mouri Detective Agency, and he refuses to take off his glasses even after it's seen he is actually a fellow detective. [[http://www.mangareader.net/139-8061-2/detective-conan/chapter-15.html The moment the]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/139-8061-3/detective-conan/chapter-15.html glasses come off]], however, revealed a pair of ''very'' childish-looking TaremeEyes. Kogoro [[NotSoAboveItAll and Conan]] end up laughing '''hard''' at him.
** Then there are FBI agents Andre Camel and Shuichi Akai. While Akai is only described by other characters as ''evil eyed'', Camel got into trouble at least ''twice'' for looking like a thug.
* Kenji Ban from ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure''. While he has a really intense face and can give {{Death Glare}}s that send even the most hardened of {{Delinquents}} running, he's really a just a sweet guy who loves drawing {{Shojo}} manga.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''
** Kai Shiden has mismatched eyes, a perpetual smirk, and a crooked nose. Personality wise he can be an abrasive {{Jerkass}}, but he's also an extremely brave and reliable (if at times difficult to get along with) soldier. He's gotten better (and more badass) by the time the events of ''Zeta'' and even ''Unicorn'' came around, though he still looks like a Mafia don.
*** Dozle Zabi from Principality of Zeon. Face and body type of standard SuperRobot villain, but arguably [[AFatherToHisMen the]] [[KnowWhenToFoldEm most]] [[GentleGiant decent]] [[AntiVillain person among]] the [[AristocratsAreEvil Zabi]] [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]].
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s Argo Gulskii is a Rusian SpacePirate and absolutely ''massive'', seven feet tall with biceps bigger than most people's heads. He also has BigOlEyebrows, a [[PerpetualFrowner perpetual frown]], and a permanent DeathGlare. He's the calmest and most mature person in the Shuffle Alliance and often acts as an understated BigBrotherMentor, and never took a life during his raids.
* Woo-Soo Choi of ''Quantum Mistake'' is a studious boy who has swapped bodies with Kang Too-Jee, a delinquent who spent most of his time getting into fights. Woo-Soo Choi, relying on Kang Too-Jee's reflexes, is capable of putting up a fight, but most of the time, just wants to talk it out with the other guy. (This pretty much never works.)
* The entire Sanada North Perfectual High School's Student Council in ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' is this, save for the StudentCouncilPresident who is traditionally {{bishonen}}.
* Manga/SlamDunk: Hanamichi Sakuragi is considered scary, but that's mainly because of his bright red hair and his MASSIVE height. Miyagi's delinquent aura seems to come 100% from his face, however.
* Gotou from ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' has a rather rough face, and several characters comment on how scary it is. Smith even claims that he feels a Yakuza vibe coming from Gotou.
* Sotomura from ''Manga/WaratteSotomuraSan'' is feared by all, primarily because she can't seem to smile without somehow looking like she's about to shank you. The plethora of misunderstandings that follow her around don't help, either.
* Yuki Sanada from ''Anime/{{Tsuritama}}'' has frequent panic attacks in social situations, which causes his face to twist up and turn red until it resembles a demonic noh mask. The people around him tend to think he is extremely angry or has a bad attitude when he is actually just shy.
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Armin claims that Eren and Jean both have the same "vicious" expression. [[spoiler:This is used to justify having Jean act as a decoy, disguised as Eren]]. Eren is insulted by the idea that he looks anything like Jean, calling him a "horseface".
* A {{Bishonen}} version of this is Renjou Hotsuma from ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName''. He is seen frowning more often than not, especially in public, appears to be constantly annoyed at something and scares a small girl upon his second or so appearance. This is mostly a defense mechanism, though to keep people at arms length, because he is scared of losing control of his [[BlessedWithSuck powers]] again. Around [[HoYay his partner]] Shuusei though, he becomes caring and gentle, smiles warmly, is very considerate and devoted.
* Orihime of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' used to think Ichigo had a scary face due to his constant scowling... then she considered it a bit more and realized it was actually kind of funny-looking. On the other hand, other people ''still'' think he looks scary: Orihime's friend Michiru cannot bring herself to talk to him, and entire delinquent gangs look for him to beat him up.
* Umetarou Nozaki in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' occasionally comes to school pissed off and covered in bandages. Everyone thinks he might've been fighting, but that's how Chiyo Sakura knows that he's been on deadline--he is, after all, a {{mangaka}}.
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* In ''Usotsuki Ouji to Nisemono Kanojo'' (translated to '' The Liar Prince and the Fake Girlfriend'') the heroine Luna Narumi has this, in part to her Gothic clothes and her poor vision making her squint and people mistaking it for a DeathGlare. She really is a kind and sweet girl who wants friends.

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* In ''Usotsuki Ouji to Nisemono Kanojo'' (translated to '' The Liar Prince ''Manga/SlamDunk'': Hanamichi Sakuragi is considered scary, but that's mainly because of his bright red hair and the Fake Girlfriend'') the heroine Luna Narumi has this, in part his MASSIVE height. Miyagi's delinquent aura seems to her Gothic clothes and her poor vision making her squint and people mistaking it for a DeathGlare. She really is a kind and sweet girl who wants friends.come 100% from his face, however.



* Senzaemon Nakiri, the Director of the prestigious cooking school Tootsuki Institute from ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'', is a tall, heavily muscled and imposing man, with prominent facial scars. He also bears nicknames like "The Gastric Godfather" and "The Food Demon King". In spite of this, he is a kind and loving grandfather to his granddaughters, a generally ReasonableAuthorityFigure and while he is strict and demanding towards his students, he is also supportive and fair in his judgements.
* Ash's Gliscor in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is oddly adorable, and is a bit of a crybaby, that it's hard to remember that it's part of a Flying ScaryScorpions species.

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* Senzaemon Nakiri, the Director of the prestigious cooking school Tootsuki Institute Ryuuji from ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'', is ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''. It's genetic, apparently (his DisappearedDad actually ''was'' a tall, heavily muscled thug employed by the Yakuza). He's really quite kind, enjoys doing housework (especially cleaning), and imposing man, with prominent facial scars. He also bears nicknames like "The Gastric Godfather" is constantly explaining to people that no, he is ''not'' going to beat you up and "The Food Demon King". shake you down just for looking at him funny. His looks and personality are made to contrast Taiga, who is very short and [[{{Moe}} cute]], but is actually ferociously violent.
* Yuki Sanada from ''Anime/{{Tsuritama}}'' has frequent panic attacks in social situations, which causes his face to twist up and turn red until it resembles a demonic noh mask. The people around him tend to think he is extremely angry or has a bad attitude when he is actually just shy.
*
In spite of ''Usotsuki Ouji to Nisemono Kanojo'' (translated to '' The Liar Prince and the Fake Girlfriend'') the heroine Luna Narumi has this, he in part to her Gothic clothes and her poor vision making her squint and people mistaking it for a DeathGlare. She really is a kind and loving grandfather sweet girl who wants friends.
* Sunako from ''Manga/TheWallflower'' has a face that isn't so much like a thug, but a ghost. It scares pretty much everyone
to death. She's revealed in rare instances to [[SheCleansUpNicely clean up nicely]].
* Sotomura from ''Manga/WaratteSotomuraSan'' is feared by all, primarily because she can't seem to smile without somehow looking like she's about to shank you. The plethora of misunderstandings that follow her around don't help, either.
* Reina's dad in ''Manga/YandereKanojo'' scares pretty much everybody away because of this trope, along with not being very sociable... though really he's a ShrinkingViolet in the extreme and couldn't harm a fly. On the bright side, he met
his granddaughters, wife, an actual [[{{Delinquents}} thug]], because she thought he looked like a generally ReasonableAuthorityFigure total badass. She was wrong, but fell head over heels in love with him anyway and while he they ended up HappilyMarried.
* Chiba Seiya from ''Manga/YankeeKunToMeganeChan''
is strict and demanding towards his students, he is also supportive and fair in his judgements.
* Ash's Gliscor in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is oddly adorable, and is
really a bit timid, studious nerd, but has the face of a crybaby, that delinquent thug. Naturally this leads to numerous unwanted confrontations. Being a manga about how looks can be deceiving, it's hard to remember that it's part of a Flying ScaryScorpions species.actually the glasses-wearing female class president who can kick your ass.



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* Woo-Soo Choi of ''Quantum Mistake'' is a studious boy who has swapped bodies with Kang Too-Jee, a delinquent who spent most of his time getting into fights. Woo-Soo Choi, relying on Kang Too-Jee's reflexes, is capable of putting up a fight, but most of the time, just wants to talk it out with the other guy. (This pretty much never works.)
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* The [[ThreateningShark shark trio]] of [[Film/{{Jaws}} Bruce]], [[TheDitz Chum]] and [[TheLancer Anchor]] from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' seem like they'd be fish-eating monsters - [[TrailersAlwaysLie trailers]] played up Bruce as the BigBad, in fact. Turns out they're pretty nice guys who have [[MonstersAnonymous sworn off]] eating fish... Except for [[FantasticRacism stinkin']] [[DolphinsDolphinsEverywhere dolphins]]. [[spoiler: Just don't let any of them catch a whiff of blood]]. Oddly, out of the shark trio, Chum, being a shortfin mako, and Anchor, being a greater hammerhead, are the ones most likely to subsist on a diet of fish at their [[GentleGiant size]]. A great white of Bruce's size would mostly eat marine mammals... Like dolphins.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': The [[ThreateningShark shark trio]] of [[Film/{{Jaws}} Bruce]], [[TheDitz Chum]] and [[TheLancer Anchor]] from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' seem like they'd be fish-eating monsters - [[TrailersAlwaysLie trailers]] played up Bruce as the BigBad, in fact. Turns out they're pretty nice guys who have [[MonstersAnonymous sworn off]] eating fish... Except for [[FantasticRacism stinkin']] [[DolphinsDolphinsEverywhere dolphins]]. [[spoiler: Just [[spoiler:Just don't let any of them catch a whiff of blood]]. Oddly, out of the shark trio, Chum, being a shortfin mako, and Anchor, being a greater hammerhead, are the ones most likely to subsist on a diet of fish at their [[GentleGiant size]]. A great white of Bruce's size would mostly eat marine mammals... Like dolphins.



* ''The Day My Kid Went Punk'' is an 80s film about a guy who gets into punk music and fashion. His peers are skeptical about this massive change. When he applies to work as a daycare worker over the summer he is almost denied due to his unconventional looks, and he later gets a mother mad that they're allowing someone dressed like him to take care of little kids.



* ''The Day My Kid Went Punk'' is an 80s film about a guy who gets into punk music and fashion. His peers are skeptical about this massive change. When he applies to work as a daycare worker over the summer he is almost denied due to his unconventional looks, and he later gets a mother mad that they're allowing someone dressed like him to take care of little kids.
5th Dec '16 2:01:49 PM Morgenthaler
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Things aren't that easy, though. Since everyone assumes them to be a {{Badass}} of the highest degree, other people will either avoid them for fear of getting involved, or try to rope them into fights far beyond their actual ability. Their actions will usually revolve around trying to make normal people acknowledge their true self, while avoiding that the thugs around them learn the truth about the same.

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Things aren't that easy, though. Since everyone assumes them to be a {{Badass}} badass of the highest degree, other people will either avoid them for fear of getting involved, or try to rope them into fights far beyond their actual ability. Their actions will usually revolve around trying to make normal people acknowledge their true self, while avoiding that the thugs around them learn the truth about the same.
22nd Nov '16 6:17:00 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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** Casca also had permanent [[https://genericwonderfuldotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/berserk5.jpg?w=300&h=201scowl]] at the start f the series but when she lightens up she's [[http://orig11.deviantart.net/2e6e/f/2010/093/3/c/berserk_casca_2_by_47hell.jpg beautiful]]

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** Casca also had permanent [[https://genericwonderfuldotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/berserk5.jpg?w=300&h=201scowl]] jpg?w=300&h=201 scowl]] at the start f of the series but when she lightens up she's [[http://orig11.deviantart.net/2e6e/f/2010/093/3/c/berserk_casca_2_by_47hell.jpg beautiful]] beautiful]]
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