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17th Jun '16 1:45:29 PM SithPanda16
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* Norman Bates's KubrickStare during the ending of ''Psycho''

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* Norman Bates's KubrickStare during the ending of ''Psycho''[[http://imgur.com/5ut4fxm Psycho]].
17th Jun '16 1:43:21 PM SithPanda16
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* Norman Bates's KubrickStare during the ending of ''Psycho''
15th Jun '16 2:13:37 PM Lightice
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* ''TheWitcher3WildHunt'' expansion, ''Blood & Wine'', features [[spoiler:Regis]], a kind and cultured gentleman who also happens to be the epitome of a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire. When his bloodlust is triggered or his life threatened, he takes on [[https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/images/16/may/bw_3.jpg quite a different appearance]], loosely inspired by [[LooksLikeOrlok Count Orlok]], which comes off as extra shocking, because the game makes it amply clear beforehand that he doesn't have a violent or malicious bone in his body.
8th Jun '16 8:40:44 AM 32_Footsteps
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* In ''Webcomic/MonsterPulse'', energy ghosts can cause a human's body part to become autonomous. One example is Michael Rjinder, whose entire skin has become such a monster. It usually placidly sits on his body, looking eerie with its striations. But [[http://www.monster-pulse.com/comic/page-38-chapter-16/ when it gets excited...]]
7th Jun '16 6:33:08 PM Sark0TAG
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* [[spoiler: Robin]] Blackwood's face at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Scratches}}'', to the point that Micheal Arthate had actual nightmares of it for weeks. [[spoiler: It's implied that Robin had these deformities due to the Thalidomide his mother was taking while pregnant, and long-term exposure to some [[CatsAreMean unfriendly feral cats]].]]
7th Jun '16 5:03:09 PM Pseudoname
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* In ''Literature/WaxAndWayne'', Bleeder display's one of these between forms, a skinless face "of stretched muscle and grinning teeth". When she realizes she's been seen she makes another one by trying to copy the cabbie's face over the wrong bones, leaving her face a twisted nightmare.
27th May '16 1:47:46 PM rafi
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* ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' BREATHES this trope. Every villain has one, Neuro has ''multiple'' and even the good or neutral characters delve into really disturbing spheres, be it thanks to a Slasher Smile, a deranged animation for shock or similar. That most characters with such faces are humans isn't making it less scary, it rather adds to the horror, seeing that a lot of the faces don't even resemble humans AT ALL.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', it is very uncommon to see Nightmare Faces. However, several insane expressions and facial deformities that makes [[AxCrazy Super Buu/Kid Buu]] are quite disturbing, which makes him the most frightening villain in the series.

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* ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' BREATHES this trope. Every villain has one, Neuro has ''multiple'' and even the good or neutral characters delve into really disturbing spheres, be it thanks to a Slasher Smile, a deranged animation for shock or similar. That most characters with such faces are humans isn't making it less scary, it rather adds to the horror, seeing that a lot of the faces don't even resemble humans AT ALL.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', it is very uncommon to see Nightmare Faces. However, several insane expressions and facial deformities that makes [[AxCrazy Super Buu/Kid Buu]] are quite disturbing, which makes him the most frightening villain
Do NOT make sensei angry in the series.''Manga/AssassinationClassroom''. Just [[http://mangafox.me/manga/ansatsu_kyoushitsu/v01/c001/39.html don't.]]



* In ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'', many of the mutants suffer from this trope. This is primarily due to the fact that the titular Parasytes are shapeshifting creatures that take over a host body by invading, absorbing, and replacing the head, then change the head into whatever form is necessary for combat and/or consuming its victims.
* Very often in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. Some of the AxCrazy expressions get ''really'' weird. Here's a good [[http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh177/WarriorX_2008/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.jpg example.]]
** ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' also makes use of this; a couple of times, the first twilight murders have all ''had their faces plowed in''.
* ''DGrayMan'' is very, very good at this. Half the Akuma qualify, and even they have nothing on [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/d_gray_man/c134/12.html the Millennium Earl.]] As he would probably say: [[SayItWithHearts <3]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'', many ''Manga/BarefootGen'' has *lots* of this, what with people's eyes melting out of their sockets, faces burned off, etc.
* ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' has [[http://www.mangareader.net/222-57385-6/beelzebub/chapter-76.html this shot]]. It's drawn with so much detail it's disturbing.
* The Behelit in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is an ArtifactOfDoom, a blue or [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority red]] amulet covered in a mixed-up jumble of eyes, nose, and mouth like a creepy Mr. Potato Head. Ironically-- and very much in keeping with the [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters themes]]
of the mutants suffer from series-- it's not until the parts rearrange themselves to [[UncannyValley more closely resemble]] a human face that [[OhCrap the REAL horror begins]].
* Of all people, [[GoldfishPoopGang Beck]] in ''Anime/TheBigO'' manga gets one of these in his final appearance, when he's left in the bizarre EldritchLocation below Paradigm City. His last appearance is him making [[http://www.mangareader.net/the-big-o/5/122
this trope. This is primarily due to face.]]
* Initially just played with in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''; instead of horrifically deformed faces, it's instead had a number of horrifying ''expressions'' mainly given out by Hollow Ichigo and Mayuri Kurotsuchi, so those never really counted as much as
the fact that the titular Parasytes are shapeshifting creatures that take over a host body by invading, absorbing, and replacing the head, then change the head into whatever form is necessary for combat and/or consuming its victims.
* Very often in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. Some
other examples... until [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/bleach/v45/c420/15.html this happened]].
** How about [[http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/493/6 this]] then.
** [[spoiler:Unohana]] manages to have one
of the AxCrazy expressions get ''really'' weird. Here's most unsettling looks upon her face ''in the entire manga'' [[spoiler: after her past self was revealed]]. Take a good [[http://i256.[[http://mangafox.me/manga/bleach/v58/c523/16.html peek.]]
** [[spoiler: Äs Nödt]] might have just won the prize for scariest face [[spoiler: after the release of his Vollständig, Tatar Foras]].
* Every episode of ''Anime/CasshernSins'' {{Cold Open}}s with random scenes of Casshern killing Luna. Oftentimes it'll settle on Casshern [[http://i21.
photobucket.com/albums/hh177/WarriorX_2008/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.com/albums/b269/MetalSonic700/casshern8.jpg example.making this face.]]
** ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' also makes use of this; a couple of times, * ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': Given the first twilight murders amount of {{Gorn}}, BodyHorror, FacialHorror and [[LovecraftianSuperpower Lovecraftian Superpowers]] that come into play, this trope is pretty widely spread. The reigning queen, however, is [[PsychoLesbian Roxanne]], who manages to have all ''had their faces plowed in''.
some of the scariest expressions in the series ''without'' any kind of mutation or disfigurement whatsoever, and spends half her panels [[MsFanservice being a straight-up stunner]]. Then she [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uDefnOEvP5w/TpAmwpBbdyI/AAAAAAAADuQ/vQS4MEGTD58/s400/roxanne.JPG smiles.]] [[spoiler: Her one on-screen fight as a human pits her against [[EldritchAbomination a giant centipede-like monster made of oversized women's body parts]]. Even though it hands her her ass (at first), ''Roxanne's still scarier than the thing she's fighting''.]]
* ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' is very, very good at this. Half the Akuma qualify, and even they have nothing on [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/d_gray_man/c134/12.html the Millennium Earl.]] As he would probably say: [[SayItWithHearts <3]]



* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', it is very uncommon to see Nightmare Faces. However, several insane expressions and facial deformities that makes [[AxCrazy Super Buu/Kid Buu]] are quite disturbing, which makes him the most frightening villain in the series.
* Renton from ''Anime/EurekaSeven. '' when he sees a hallucination while mercilessly ripping apart an LFO in Episode 20.
* K from ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' has [[http://angryanimebitches.com/2013/01/shin-sekai-yori-episode-14-flakes-of-snow/shinsekaiyori-episode14-24/ an absolutely terrifying one.]] He has his eyes rolled back, his face pale, and sports a SlasherSmile if there ever is one when he slaughtered 1,000 villagers. On the first day of his rampage '''alone.'''
* If ''Manga/FuanNoTane'' is compared to a car, Nightmare Face is the Nightmare Fuel that powers it. The stories are subtly written, almost never exaggerated but includes ridiculous amounts of people/demons/poltergeists having faces that should not exist in any case. These range from three black holes for eyes and mouth, diluted sclera and contracted pupils at the same time, faces made of shadow, completely agape mouths with unhinged jaws, face with only skin, and faces completely distorted like that of Rorschach from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Special mention goes to the baby who was so ugly, they put a bag on its face, leaving a hole for it to breathe. Too bad its [[SlasherSmile permanent smile]] covers two-thirds of its face while it consistently begs for someone to talk to.
** Pumped into full gear with [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kouishou_rajio/ Kouishou Raijo]]. This nice sums it up in one [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kouishou_rajio/v01/c003/6.html panel]]



* Gouda from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex 2nd Gig'' was badly disfigured in an accident, but chose not to undergo reconstructive surgery because his new look was more memorable.



* [[http://mi9.com/uploads/anime/3921/eureka-seven-skateboard_1280x1024_62627.jpg This is Renton]] from ''Anime/EurekaSeven. ''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nightmare_6_5445.PNG This is Renton]] when he sees a hallucination while mercilessly ripping apart an LFO in Episode 20. Any questions?
* Anyone going crazy in ''Manga/SoulEater''. It's a combination of WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises, a SlasherSmile, and extreme violence in large quantities. In fact, ''Manga/SoulEater'' likes to do this '''''A LOT''''', both in its manga and subsequent anime adaptation, though here they are trying to be covered up by a SlasherSmile.
** Also, [[spoiler:Asura]]'s smile. Seriously, just... just [[http://img3.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/7e46a265c3fb6d06dc1de8dc8fb272681255988589_full.jpg look at it]].
** Crona becomes a master of this as the series goes on and [[AmbiguousGender he/she]] succumbs to the Black Blood [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121103152236/souleater/images/0/02/1000px-Mad_Blood.png more]] and [[http://www.mangareader.net/soul-eater/106/5 more.]]
* Initially just played with in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''; instead of horrifically deformed faces, it's instead had a number of horrifying ''expressions'' mainly given out by Hollow Ichigo and Mayuri Kurotsuchi, so those never really counted as much as the other examples... until [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/bleach/v45/c420/15.html this happened]].
** How about [[http://www.mangareader.net/bleach/493/6 this]] then.
** [[spoiler:Unohana]] manages to have one of the most unsettling looks upon her face ''in the entire manga'' [[spoiler: after her past self was revealed]]. Take a [[http://mangafox.me/manga/bleach/v58/c523/16.html peek.]]
** [[spoiler: Äs Nödt]] might have just won the prize for scariest face [[spoiler: after the release of his Vollständig, Tatar Foras]].

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* [[http://mi9.com/uploads/anime/3921/eureka-seven-skateboard_1280x1024_62627.Very often in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. Some of the AxCrazy expressions get ''really'' weird. Here's a good [[http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh177/WarriorX_2008/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.jpg This example.]]
** ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' also makes use of this; a couple of times, the first twilight murders have all ''had their faces plowed in''.
* In-universe example: according to... Well, just about everyone at school in ''Manga/HokenshitsuNoShinigami'', Hades-Sensei has this. They even call him "{{Shinigami}}"!
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter''
is Renton]] from ''Anime/EurekaSeven. ''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nightmare_6_5445.PNG This is Renton]] very fond of breaking these out now and then (they're usually found on [[MonsterClown Hisoka.]])
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' gives us Lugh, a blind martial artist. Under normal circumstances, he's just a [[{{Bishonen}} pale pretty boy]]. But
when he sees a hallucination while mercilessly ripping apart an LFO in Episode 20. Any questions?
* Anyone going crazy in ''Manga/SoulEater''. It's a combination of WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises, a SlasherSmile, and extreme violence in large quantities. In fact, ''Manga/SoulEater'' likes to do this '''''A LOT''''', both in its manga and subsequent anime adaptation, though here they are trying to be covered up by a SlasherSmile.
** Also, [[spoiler:Asura]]'s smile. Seriously, just... just [[http://img3.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/7e46a265c3fb6d06dc1de8dc8fb272681255988589_full.jpg look at it]].
** Crona becomes a master of this as
gets serious about breaking his opponent, particularly when he opens his eyes, the series goes on and [[AmbiguousGender he/she]] succumbs to the Black Blood [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121103152236/souleater/images/0/02/1000px-Mad_Blood.png more]] and results can be... [[http://www.mangareader.net/soul-eater/106/5 more.]]
* Initially just played with in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''; instead of horrifically deformed faces, it's instead had a number of horrifying ''expressions'' mainly given out by Hollow Ichigo and Mayuri Kurotsuchi, so those never really counted as much as the other examples... until
net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/505/9 remarkably]] [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/bleach/v45/c420/15.html this happened]].
** How about [[http://www.
mangareader.net/bleach/493/6 this]] then.
** [[spoiler:Unohana]] manages to have one of the most unsettling looks upon her face ''in the entire manga'' [[spoiler: after her past self was revealed]]. Take a [[http://mangafox.me/manga/bleach/v58/c523/16.html peek.
net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/505/12 distressing.]]
** * Manami from ''Manga/{{Life}}'' often puts on a Nightmare Face when she isn't trying to be cute.
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': Vigor's face looks especially creepy when he first starts turning back into his monster form (he's a monster Ascot sent out to trick the Magic Knights, since Vigor can take on a cuter form that endeared itself to Hikaru), with the way his head is tilting slowly, his eyes are huge and glowing red, and his fur looks very wild too.
* From the first chapter of ''Manga/MagicalGirlApocalypse'', the final panel of the [[UncannyValley little girl]] in the [[ElegantGothicLolita Lolita]] costume after [[EnfantTerrible blowing up a school staff member's head using an indescribable weapon]].
-->[[http://mangafox.me/manga/mahou_shoujo_of_the_end/c001/14.html "Magical..."]]
* ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' BREATHES this trope. Every villain has one, Neuro has ''multiple'' and even the good or neutral characters delve into really disturbing spheres, be it thanks to a Slasher Smile, a deranged animation for shock or similar. That most characters with such faces are humans isn't making it less scary, it rather adds to the horror, seeing that a lot of the faces don't even resemble humans AT ALL.
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' Episode 11:
[[spoiler: Äs Nödt]] might have just won the prize for scariest Drugged up!Tabuki]]. Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit...
* ''Manga/{{Mitsudomoe}}'': Hitoha's
face [[spoiler: after the release when she's mad, or whenever she feels like doing it.
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Tomura [[http://www.mangareader.net/boku-no-hero-academia/69/14 makes one]] in chapter 69.
* Gaara in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has many
of his Vollständig, Tatar Foras]]. these.
** Sasuke in chapter 574 makes a creepy crazy face [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/naruto/v60/c574/15.html here.]]
* ''Manga/NejimakiKagyu'': The manga seems to specialize in stuff like this. [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3DLBerMXUE4/UgpIBKMvS-I/AAAAAAAAokU/d-8OiFiEbV8/017.png?imgmax=2000 Case]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8l_Mwdx_BLc/Uhz8HyZJSeI/AAAAAAAAw4U/ATDoY3STVfw/013.png?imgmax=2000 in]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IIkyYErlpFs/UqCmPG22UoI/AAAAAAABB8w/gbG_VSY0z_0/017.png?imgmax=2000 point.]]



* K from ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' has [[http://angryanimebitches.com/2013/01/shin-sekai-yori-episode-14-flakes-of-snow/shinsekaiyori-episode14-24/ an absolutely terrifying one.]] He has his eyes rolled back, his face pale, and sports a SlasherSmile if there ever is one when he slaughtered 1,000 villagers. On the first day of his rampage '''alone.'''
* ''Manga/BarefootGen'' has *lots* of this, what with people's eyes melting out of their sockets, faces burned off, etc.
* Shows up a few times in ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest''. Haguro and Ryuuko in particular are very good at making these kinds of faces.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Yami Bakura and Yami Marik have the tendency to make these kinds of faces in the anime. Especially Yami Marik since he is prone to having veins randomly pop up on his face, usually while his eyes are out of proportion and his tongue sticking out. ''Even the OffModel shots of their faces are nightmarish''.
** Lampshaded in WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries:
-->Noah: (Displaying OffModel face) Huhuhuh! Poor Seto! He has no idea what's about to happen!
-->Kaiba: Oh my god! What's wrong with his face? Guys are you seeing this? What the hell's wrong with his face?!
-->Joey: (Also OffModel) I fail to see the problem!
-->Kaiba: What the hell is wrong with everybody's face?!
** In the anime, Jonouchi (and on occasion Honda) is infamous for making a bizarre as hell creepy smile that is very much in the UncannyValley.
** Yubel from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is practically the successor of the two above when it comes to this, especially near the end of his/her duel with Judai, and quite possibly even surpasses the above two villains. The fact that she [[{{Expy}} looks like both Yami Marik and Yami Bakura doesn't make it any better.]]
** Vector in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' is fond of these as well. [[spoiler:When he revealed himself to Yuma as "Rei Shingetsu", we get a dramatic close-up of his face contorted in a nightmarish fashion]].
* ''Anime/PerfectBlue'': Mima sports one of these [[spoiler: as she kills a guy while disguised as a pizza delivery guy]], Rumi's eyes are too widely spaced, which gives her an eerie look, but it's towards the end of the movie where she really gets into this trope. And [[{{Gonk}} Me-Mania]] pretty much has this as his default facial expression.
* ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' has [[http://www.mangareader.net/222-57385-6/beelzebub/chapter-76.html this shot]]. It's drawn with so much detail it's disturbing.
* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'': The girl from episode 1 and 2, the one that's supposedly hit by a train. One word: [[spoiler: HOLES]]. And [[spoiler: Evil Lain]]'s grin.
* Normally, [[WeaselMascot Kyubey]] of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' freaks viewers out with his [[FrozenFace Frozen]] CatSmile. Not so in the [[http://i55.tinypic.com/106kap5.jpg manga]].
* ''Anime/WolfsRain'': Darcia makes a few of these.
* ''{Manga/{Mitsudomoe}}'': Hitoha's face when she's mad, or whenever she feels like doing it.
* ''VideoGame/PrismArk'' is normally a happy-go-lucky HaremGenre, but then there's FBC manga adaption, where this it turns [[HotTeacher Karin Mibu]] into a [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation sadistic]] [[TrainingFromHell teacher]], who's ready to give a Nightmare Face ''anytime'' she's fighting or getting upset. [[spoiler: And then there's a devil Hyaweh, who's much worse than Karin.]]



* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': Vigor's face looks especially creepy when he first starts turning back into his monster form (he's a monster Ascot sent out to trick the Magic Knights, since Vigor can take on a cuter form that endeared itself to Hikaru), with the way his head is tilting slowly, his eyes are huge and glowing red, and his fur looks very wild too.
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' Episode 11: [[spoiler: Drugged up!Tabuki]]. Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit...
* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' villains love this trope, and the worse their nature is, the more [[UpToEleven over-the-top disgusting]] their facial expressions during emotionally charged moments are.
** Even [[BewareTheNiceOnes Toriko]] himself has done [[http://images.wikia.com/toriko/images/d/d1/Toriko13.jpg this]].
** [[TokenEvilTeammate Zebra]] is often [[LampshadeHanging cited]] as having a scary face, which is understandable considering [[BodyHorror half of his mouth is ripped open]].
* Manami from ''Manga/{{Life}}'' often puts on a Nightmare Face when she isn't trying to be cute.
* Gouda from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex 2nd Gig'' was badly disfigured in an accident, but chose not to undergo reconstructive surgery because his new look was more memorable.
* Drosselmeyer from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has a permanent manic grin and unblinking owl-like red eyes etched to his face.
* If ''Manga/FuanNoTane'' is compared to a car, Nightmare Face is the Nightmare Fuel that powers it. The stories are subtly written, almost never exaggerated but includes ridiculous amounts of people/demons/poltergeists having faces that should not exist in any case. These range from three black holes for eyes and mouth, diluted sclera and contracted pupils at the same time, faces made of shadow, completely agape mouths with unhinged jaws, face with only skin, and faces completely distorted like that of Rorschach from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Special mention goes to the baby who was so ugly, they put a bag on its face, leaving a hole for it to breathe. Too bad its [[SlasherSmile permanent smile]] covers two-thirds of its face while it consistently begs for someone to talk to.
** Pumped into full gear with [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kouishou_rajio/ Kouishou Raijo]]. This nice sums it up in one [[http://mangafox.me/manga/kouishou_rajio/v01/c003/6.html panel]]
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': Saionji's face whenever he gets pissed. As well as the blank face or ScaryShinyGlasses that Anthy sometimes has. Also, in episode 38 when Akio tries to make Utena his princess Anthy responds with another scary blank face and her eyes roll back in her head as she disappears.
* Sasuke in chapter 574 of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' makes a creepy crazy face [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/naruto/v60/c574/15.html here.]]



* In-universe example: according to... Well, just about everyone at school in ''Manga/HokenshitsuNoShinigami'', Hades-Sensei has this. They even call him "{{Shinigami}}"!
* From the first chapter of ''Manga/MagicalGirlApocalypse'', the final panel of the [[UncannyValley little girl]] in the [[ElegantGothicLolita Lolita]] costume after [[EnfantTerrible blowing up a school staff member's head using an indescribable weapon]].
-->[[http://mangafox.me/manga/mahou_shoujo_of_the_end/c001/14.html "Magical..."]]
* Despite being a {{Shoujo}}, the horror anthology manga series ''Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu'' has many instances of horror faces to accompany each macabre story, including a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c020.5/38.html seemingly kind grandmother]] who keeps a feudal Japanese diorama of dolls filled with the bloody remains and faces of her victims, the vengeful spirit of a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c016.5/13.html kitten]] left to suffer and die after being run over by a car belonging to the chapter's soon-to-be VictimOfTheWeek, an insane house-wife masquerading as a gift-giving online Pen-Pal named [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v01/c003.5/29.html Mama,]] the [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c006/22.html ghost of a girl burned in the school incinerator]] by her jealous [[AssholeVictim rival]], a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c008/30.html classroom of students who take up the appearances of any student who becomes popular in the school,]] the [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c008/30.html ghost of a one-armed girl]] who will respond to the victim's refusal to find her lost umbrella by tearing off their arms and killing them, a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c012/24.html freeze tag demon]], a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c019/26.html money tree]] that tempts victims to greed by blooming money from its branches leached from the bodies of its victims underground, and even a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c020/25.html lonely statue]] (huge emphasis on the LONELY).
* Do NOT make sensei angry in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom''. Just [[http://mangafox.me/manga/ansatsu_kyoushitsu/v01/c001/39.html don't.]]
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' is very fond of breaking these out now and then (they're usually found on [[MonsterClown Hisoka.]])
* Every episode of ''Anime/CasshernSins'' {{Cold Open}}s with random scenes of Casshern killing Luna. Oftentimes it'll settle on Casshern [[http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b269/MetalSonic700/casshern8.jpg making this face.]]
* Of all people, [[GoldfishPoopGang Beck]] in ''Anime/TheBigO'' manga gets one of these in his final appearance, when he's left in the bizarre EldritchLocation below Paradigm City. His last appearance is him making [[http://www.mangareader.net/the-big-o/5/122 this face.]]
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' gives us Lugh, a blind martial artist. Under normal circumstances, he's just a [[{{Bishonen}} pale pretty boy]]. But when he gets serious about breaking his opponent, particularly when he opens his eyes, the results can be... [[http://www.mangareader.net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/505/9 remarkably]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/505/12 distressing.]]
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': Given the amount of {{Gorn}}, BodyHorror, FacialHorror and [[LovecraftianSuperpower Lovecraftian Superpowers]] that come into play, this trope is pretty widely spread. The reigning queen, however, is [[PsychoLesbian Roxanne]], who manages to have some of the scariest expressions in the series ''without'' any kind of mutation or disfigurement whatsoever, and spends half her panels [[MsFanservice being a straight-up stunner]]. Then she [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uDefnOEvP5w/TpAmwpBbdyI/AAAAAAAADuQ/vQS4MEGTD58/s400/roxanne.JPG smiles.]] [[spoiler: Her one on-screen fight as a human pits her against [[EldritchAbomination a giant centipede-like monster made of oversized women's body parts]]. Even though it hands her her ass (at first), ''Roxanne's still scarier than the thing she's fighting''.]]
* The Behelit in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is an ArtifactOfDoom, a blue or [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority red]] amulet covered in a mixed-up jumble of eyes, nose, and mouth like a creepy Mr. Potato Head. Ironically-- and very much in keeping with the [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters themes]] of the series-- it's not until the parts rearrange themselves to [[UncannyValley more closely resemble]] a human face that [[OhCrap the REAL horror begins]].
* ''Manga/NejimakiKagyu'': The manga seems to specialize in stuff like this. [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3DLBerMXUE4/UgpIBKMvS-I/AAAAAAAAokU/d-8OiFiEbV8/017.png?imgmax=2000 Case]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8l_Mwdx_BLc/Uhz8HyZJSeI/AAAAAAAAw4U/ATDoY3STVfw/013.png?imgmax=2000 in]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IIkyYErlpFs/UqCmPG22UoI/AAAAAAABB8w/gbG_VSY0z_0/017.png?imgmax=2000 point.]]

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* In-universe example: according to... Well, just about everyone at school in ''Manga/HokenshitsuNoShinigami'', Hades-Sensei has this. They even call him "{{Shinigami}}"!
* From the first chapter of ''Manga/MagicalGirlApocalypse'', the final panel
In ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'', many of the [[UncannyValley little girl]] in the [[ElegantGothicLolita Lolita]] costume after [[EnfantTerrible blowing up a school staff member's head using an indescribable weapon]].
-->[[http://mangafox.me/manga/mahou_shoujo_of_the_end/c001/14.html "Magical..."]]
* Despite being a {{Shoujo}}, the horror anthology manga series ''Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu'' has many instances of horror faces to accompany each macabre story, including a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c020.5/38.html seemingly kind grandmother]] who keeps a feudal Japanese diorama of dolls filled with the bloody remains and faces of her victims, the vengeful spirit of a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c016.5/13.html kitten]] left to
mutants suffer and die after being run over by a car belonging from this trope. This is primarily due to the chapter's soon-to-be VictimOfTheWeek, an insane house-wife masquerading as a gift-giving online Pen-Pal named [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v01/c003.5/29.html Mama,]] fact that the [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c006/22.html ghost of a girl burned in the school incinerator]] by her jealous [[AssholeVictim rival]], a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c008/30.html classroom of students who titular Parasytes are shapeshifting creatures that take up over a host body by invading, absorbing, and replacing the appearances of any student who becomes popular in the school,]] the [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c008/30.html ghost of a one-armed girl]] who will respond to the victim's refusal to find her lost umbrella by tearing off their arms and killing them, a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c012/24.html freeze tag demon]], a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c019/26.html money tree]] that tempts victims to greed by blooming money from its branches leached from the bodies of its victims underground, and even a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c020/25.html lonely statue]] (huge emphasis on the LONELY).
* Do NOT make sensei angry in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom''. Just [[http://mangafox.me/manga/ansatsu_kyoushitsu/v01/c001/39.html don't.]]
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' is very fond of breaking these out now and
head, then (they're usually found on [[MonsterClown Hisoka.]])
change the head into whatever form is necessary for combat and/or consuming its victims.
* Every episode of ''Anime/CasshernSins'' {{Cold Open}}s with random scenes of Casshern killing Luna. Oftentimes it'll settle on Casshern [[http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b269/MetalSonic700/casshern8.jpg making this face.]]
* Of all people, [[GoldfishPoopGang Beck]] in ''Anime/TheBigO'' manga gets
''Anime/PerfectBlue'': Mima sports one of these in his final appearance, when he's left in the bizarre EldritchLocation below Paradigm City. His last appearance is him making [[http://www.mangareader.net/the-big-o/5/122 this face.]]
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' gives us Lugh, a blind martial artist. Under normal circumstances, he's just a [[{{Bishonen}} pale pretty boy]]. But when he gets serious about breaking his opponent, particularly when he opens his eyes, the results can be... [[http://www.mangareader.net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/505/9 remarkably]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/505/12 distressing.]]
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': Given the amount of {{Gorn}}, BodyHorror, FacialHorror and [[LovecraftianSuperpower Lovecraftian Superpowers]] that come into play, this trope is pretty widely spread. The reigning queen, however, is [[PsychoLesbian Roxanne]], who manages to have some of the scariest expressions in the series ''without'' any kind of mutation or disfigurement whatsoever, and spends half her panels [[MsFanservice being a straight-up stunner]]. Then she [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uDefnOEvP5w/TpAmwpBbdyI/AAAAAAAADuQ/vQS4MEGTD58/s400/roxanne.JPG smiles.]]
[[spoiler: Her one on-screen fight as she kills a guy while disguised as a human pits pizza delivery guy]], Rumi's eyes are too widely spaced, which gives her against [[EldritchAbomination a giant centipede-like monster made of oversized women's body parts]]. Even though it hands her her ass (at first), ''Roxanne's still scarier than the thing she's fighting''.]]
* The Behelit in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' is
an ArtifactOfDoom, a blue or [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority red]] amulet covered in a mixed-up jumble of eyes, nose, and mouth like a creepy Mr. Potato Head. Ironically-- and very much in keeping with the [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters themes]] of the series-- eerie look, but it's not until towards the parts rearrange themselves to [[UncannyValley more closely resemble]] a human face that [[OhCrap end of the REAL horror begins]].
* ''Manga/NejimakiKagyu'': The manga seems to specialize in stuff like this. [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3DLBerMXUE4/UgpIBKMvS-I/AAAAAAAAokU/d-8OiFiEbV8/017.png?imgmax=2000 Case]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8l_Mwdx_BLc/Uhz8HyZJSeI/AAAAAAAAw4U/ATDoY3STVfw/013.png?imgmax=2000 in]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IIkyYErlpFs/UqCmPG22UoI/AAAAAAABB8w/gbG_VSY0z_0/017.png?imgmax=2000 point.]]
movie where she really gets into this trope. And [[{{Gonk}} Me-Mania]] pretty much has this as his default facial expression.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s Gaara [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yPzw5yvPITk/UKfVLWLBRfI/AAAAAAAAJ60/D0pPbbyiWEc/s320/11713200696225312813.jpg has]] [[http://s693.photobucket.com/user/super-vegetto_bucket/media/renders/NarutoGaara11.png.html a]] [[http://www.animegalleries.net/img/34511 lot]] [[http://www.animegalleries.net/img/163632 of]] [[http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/313/c/9/gaara_by_alice_lacasse-d4fmhog.jpg these.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s Gaara [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yPzw5yvPITk/UKfVLWLBRfI/AAAAAAAAJ60/D0pPbbyiWEc/s320/11713200696225312813.Drosselmeyer from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has a permanent manic grin and unblinking owl-like red eyes etched to his face.
* ''VideoGame/PrismArk'' is normally a happy-go-lucky HaremGenre, but then there's FBC manga adaption, where this it turns [[HotTeacher Karin Mibu]] into a [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation sadistic]] [[TrainingFromHell teacher]], who's ready to give a Nightmare Face ''anytime'' she's fighting or getting upset. [[spoiler: And then there's a devil Hyaweh, who's much worse than Karin.]]
* Normally, [[WeaselMascot Kyubey]] of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' freaks viewers out with his [[FrozenFace Frozen]] CatSmile. Not so in the [[http://i55.tinypic.com/106kap5.
jpg has]] [[http://s693.photobucket.com/user/super-vegetto_bucket/media/renders/NarutoGaara11.png.html a]] manga]].
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': Saionji's face whenever he gets pissed. As well as the blank face or ScaryShinyGlasses that Anthy sometimes has. Also, in episode 38 when Akio tries to make Utena his princess Anthy responds with another scary blank face and her eyes roll back in her head as she disappears.
* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'': The girl from episode 1 and 2, the one that's supposedly hit by a train. One word: [[spoiler: HOLES]]. And [[spoiler: Evil Lain]]'s grin.
* Anyone going crazy in ''Manga/SoulEater''. It's a combination of WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises, a SlasherSmile, and extreme violence in large quantities. In fact, ''Manga/SoulEater'' likes to do this '''''A LOT''''', both in its manga and subsequent anime adaptation, though here they are trying to be covered up by a SlasherSmile.
** Also, [[spoiler:Asura]]'s smile. Seriously, just... just [[http://img3.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/7e46a265c3fb6d06dc1de8dc8fb272681255988589_full.jpg look at it]].
** Crona becomes a master of this as the series goes on and [[AmbiguousGender he/she]] succumbs to the Black Blood [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121103152236/souleater/images/0/02/1000px-Mad_Blood.png more]] and
[[http://www.animegalleries.net/img/34511 lot]] [[http://www.animegalleries.net/img/163632 of]] [[http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/313/c/9/gaara_by_alice_lacasse-d4fmhog.mangareader.net/soul-eater/106/5 more.]]
* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' villains love this trope, and the worse their nature is, the more [[UpToEleven over-the-top disgusting]] their facial expressions during emotionally charged moments are.
** Even [[BewareTheNiceOnes Toriko]] himself has done [[http://images.wikia.com/toriko/images/d/d1/Toriko13.
jpg this]].
** [[TokenEvilTeammate Zebra]] is often [[LampshadeHanging cited]] as having a scary face, which is understandable considering [[BodyHorror half of his mouth is ripped open]].
* Shows up a few times in ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest''. Haguro and Ryuuko in particular are very good at making these kinds of faces.
* ''Anime/WolfsRain'': Darcia makes a few of
these.]]



* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Tomura [[http://www.mangareader.net/boku-no-hero-academia/69/14 makes one]] in chapter 69.

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Tomura ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Yami Bakura and Yami Marik have the tendency to make these kinds of faces in the anime. Especially Yami Marik since he is prone to having veins randomly pop up on his face, usually while his eyes are out of proportion and his tongue sticking out. ''Even the OffModel shots of their faces are nightmarish''.
** Lampshaded in WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries:
-->Noah: (Displaying OffModel face) Huhuhuh! Poor Seto! He has no idea what's about to happen!
-->Kaiba: Oh my god! What's wrong with his face? Guys are you seeing this? What the hell's wrong with his face?!
-->Joey: (Also OffModel) I fail to see the problem!
-->Kaiba: What the hell is wrong with everybody's face?!
** In the anime, Jonouchi (and on occasion Honda) is infamous for making a bizarre as hell creepy smile that is very much in the UncannyValley.
** Yubel from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is practically the successor of the two above when it comes to this, especially near the end of his/her duel with Judai, and quite possibly even surpasses the above two villains. The fact that she [[{{Expy}} looks like both Yami Marik and Yami Bakura doesn't make it any better.]]
** Vector in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' is fond of these as well. [[spoiler:When he revealed himself to Yuma as "Rei Shingetsu", we get a dramatic close-up of his face contorted in a nightmarish fashion]].
* Despite being a {{Shoujo}}, the horror anthology manga series ''Manga/ZekkyouGakkyuu'' has many instances of horror faces to accompany each macabre story, including a
[[http://www.mangareader.net/boku-no-hero-academia/69/14 makes one]] mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c020.5/38.html seemingly kind grandmother]] who keeps a feudal Japanese diorama of dolls filled with the bloody remains and faces of her victims, the vengeful spirit of a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c016.5/13.html kitten]] left to suffer and die after being run over by a car belonging to the chapter's soon-to-be VictimOfTheWeek, an insane house-wife masquerading as a gift-giving online Pen-Pal named [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v01/c003.5/29.html Mama,]] the [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c006/22.html ghost of a girl burned in chapter 69. the school incinerator]] by her jealous [[AssholeVictim rival]], a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c008/30.html classroom of students who take up the appearances of any student who becomes popular in the school,]] the [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c008/30.html ghost of a one-armed girl]] who will respond to the victim's refusal to find her lost umbrella by tearing off their arms and killing them, a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v02/c012/24.html freeze tag demon]], a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c019/26.html money tree]] that tempts victims to greed by blooming money from its branches leached from the bodies of its victims underground, and even a [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/zekkyou_gakkyuu/v03/c020/25.html lonely statue]] (huge emphasis on the LONELY).
21st May '16 11:56:02 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' is mainly considered a comedy, but the below examples could nicely put it in the realm of horror.
** In case you never really saw what she looked like, take a look at [[http://www.gbfans.com/images/ghostbusters/special-effects-photos/library-ghost_14.jpg this behind-the-scenes photo]] of the [[http://images.wikia.com/ghostbusters/images/archive/b/ba/20091224191223!Librarian_Scare.jpg library ghost]].
** Oh yeah, also the [[http://images.wikia.com/ghostbusters/images/b/b4/Taxidriverghost.png cab driver]].
** "There is no [[http://076dd0a50e0c1255009e-bd4b8aabaca29897bc751dfaf75b290c.r40.cf1.rackcdn.com/images/files/000/006/994/original/original.JPG Dana]], there is [[http://reviewsjpegs5.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/Zuul.jpg only]] [[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk2qsb53KX1qzjn3jo1_500.jpg Zuul]]".
** And of course, friggin' [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090528143742/ghostbusters/images/d/d9/JanoszPohaNanny.png Janosz]] from the sequel.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' is mainly considered a comedy, but the below examples could nicely put it in the realm of horror.
** In case you never really saw what she looked like, take a look at [[http://www.gbfans.com/images/ghostbusters/special-effects-photos/library-ghost_14.jpg this behind-the-scenes photo]] of the [[http://images.wikia.com/ghostbusters/images/archive/b/ba/20091224191223!Librarian_Scare.jpg library ghost]].
**
ghost]] from the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} first film]].
***
Oh yeah, also the [[http://images.wikia.com/ghostbusters/images/b/b4/Taxidriverghost.png cab driver]].
** *** "There is no [[http://076dd0a50e0c1255009e-bd4b8aabaca29897bc751dfaf75b290c.r40.cf1.rackcdn.com/images/files/000/006/994/original/original.JPG Dana]], there is [[http://reviewsjpegs5.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/Zuul.jpg only]] [[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lk2qsb53KX1qzjn3jo1_500.jpg Zuul]]".
** And of course, friggin' [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090528143742/ghostbusters/images/d/d9/JanoszPohaNanny.png Janosz]] from the sequel.''Film/GhostbustersII''.
18th May '16 8:21:49 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* With the game being a ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' fan game, ''Videogame/OneNightAtFlumptys'' can be expected to have JumpScare deaths. While Flumpty himself sports one in his jumpscare, Birthday Boy Blam takes it one step further. When near you, he sports a nasty SlasherSmile and his jumpscare, well, [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Sb6N2iMoGR4/maxresdefault.jpg hope you don't suffer from trypophobia]].
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